Why It's Hard to Prevent Barcelona-Style Attacks Despite Intelligence Warnings

Following the van attack in Barcelona, Spanish media reported that the CIA had warned Catalan police two months ago about a possible attack on Las Ramblas. Sputnik spoke with counterterrorism officer Tomas Olivier, who explained why such attacks are "almost impossible" to prevent and how the warning helped to prevent the attack in Cambrils.

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