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  Terrorism
What is Terrorism?
How do terrorists attack?
Who are al-Qaeda?
How did al-Qaeda start?
Who are Eta?
Can we stop terrorism?

 
Tanks patrol Heathrow Can we stop terrorism?
It's not easy. These are some of the ways that have been tried.

1. Hunt down the terrorists

Terrorists are very hard to catch, even if you know what they look like. Osama Bin Laden is still hiding from the USA's armed forces. New volunteers often take the place of any terrorists who are captured or killed.

2. Attack people who help terrorists

This was what happened in Afghanistan. The USA and Britain attacked the Taliban government for allowing al-Qaeda to set up bases. Without help it is harder but not impossible for terrorists to operate.

3. Prevent attacks

Improving security at airports, stations and public places has stopped attacks. Getting the public to be more vigilant is also important. There is always a new target or a new type of attack - so it's hard to be ready for everything

4. Political answer

Involving groups of people with terrorist connections in politics. This can be very unpopular because it might look like the terrorists have won.


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