Soldiers, snipers and security at Davos: Protecting the world’s rich and powerful

Soldiers, snipers and security at Davos: Protecting the world’s rich and powerful

As with all different high-profile public occasion — and much more so with one internet hosting so many public figures — the World Financial Discussion board is acutely conscious that the occasion could possibly be a terrorist goal.

Specifically, the Discussion board notes that due particularly to the actions and planning by the so-called Islamic State, which has claimed duty for quite a lot of assaults in Europe,” the terrorist menace in Switzerland stays excessive.”

“In mild of terrorist assaults in Europe since 2015 and the continuing actions of jihadist teams and organizations, the terrorist menace in lots of European international locations stays elevated or excessive. Switzerland is a part of the western world, thought-about anti-Islam by the jihadists, and is subsequently additionally a doable goal of terrorist assaults,” the Grisons’ WEF committee famous.

“Specifically the pursuits on Swiss soil of nations concerned within the navy coalition in opposition to Islamic State – Russian, Jewish/Israeli, Iranian and Arabian pursuits – could possibly be focused,” it mentioned.