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Opinion | When Terror Came to Barcelona

The city of Barcelona is going through an identity crisis.Now that it has succeeded beyond all expectations, many complain — perhaps rightly, but not always peacefully — that mass tourism is killing the city’s soul.

Opinion | After the Terror in Barcelona

Why a promenade in Barcelona and the seaside town of Cambrils?And though the horror of attacks like Thursday’s on the tourist-packed Las Ramblas in Barcelona, where at least 13 people were killed, dominate attention, authorities have made major gains in Europe in identifying and tracking potential terrorists and in preventing attacks.

Opinion | After the Terror in Barcelona

Why a promenade in Barcelona and the seaside town of Cambrils?And though the horror of attacks like Thursday’s on the tourist-packed Las Ramblas in Barcelona, where at least 13 people were killed, dominate attention, authorities have made major gains in Europe in identifying and tracking potential terrorists and in preventing attacks.

What We Know About the Attacks in Spain

Two more people were detained on Friday in connection with the attacks, which killed and wounded people from at least 34 countries.While the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack, the authorities have not yet confirmed the group’s involvement.

Spain, a Leader in Foiling Attacks, Falls Victim to One Anyway

For more than a decade, Spain seemed immune to the steady eruptions of Islamist violence that rocked other European countries where radicalized young men, often from poor immigrant backgrounds, carried out devastating bomb, gun or vehicular attacks.Spain’s security forces carved out a reputation as some of Europe’s most dogged counterterrorism operators, fighting an intense battle beneath a deceptively placid surface in a country whose long Mediterranean coastline, just across from Morocco, makes it an inviting entry point into Europe for jihadists.

Spain Looking for Moroccan Man in Barcelona Attack Investigation

The counterterrorism expert said the police had recovered around 100 gas canisters from the property, a number that he found bewilderingly high.The Islamic State militant group, which quickly claimed responsibility for the attack in Barcelona on Thursday, said that it had been behind the deadly events in Cambrils, as well.

Barcelona Attack Suspects Had Ties to Imam Linked to ISIS

Instead, there appears to have been a concerted effort through personal contact — although internet resources seem to also have been used eventually — to radicalize the young men.The young men all knew one another — to varying degrees — and most had attended the same middle school and high school.

4 Barcelona Suspects Are Charged With Terrorism Offenses

The four suspects — the only survivors of a 12-person terrorism cell that killed 15 people in and near Barcelona — were transferred overnight to Madrid, where they appeared before Fernando Andreu, the judge from Spain’s national court in charge of the case.He had been admitted for treatment after being wounded in an explosion at a house that the terrorism cell had used as a bomb factory.

How a Shadowy Imam Evaded Scrutiny and Forged the Barcelona Cell

And it seems that he trained the young men he lured into his terrorist cell to behave in much the same way, carrying on double lives that betrayed little of their real intentions.Abdelbaki Essati, the shadowy imam who the authorities believe was at the center of last week’s terrorist attacks in and near Barcelona, Spain, appears to have been a master of deception.