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Chapter 7

HTT 150 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Brussels, Serval, Maalbeek

Hospitality and Tourism Management
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HTT 150

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On the morning of 22 March 2016, three coordinated suicide bombings
occurred in Belgium: two at Brussels Airport in Zaventem, and one at
Maalbeek Metro station in central Brussels. Causing 32 deaths including the
three suicide bombers and more than 300 people were injured.
Belgium has long been targeted by terries group as it is the counter-terries
frontline, there are voices saying this bombing attack is a revenge of
Belgium’s counter-terries operations. On October the 5th 2014, First bomb
been dropped on a ISIL target by Belgium Airforce. On November 12th, Abu
Bakr Al-baghdadi, the leader of ISIL, ordered retaliatory attacks on countries
who involved in the coalition against the ISIL. As the result, Paris, France,
has first been targeted by serval ISIL attackers killed hundreds of innocents.
Throughout the investigation, a man named Salah Abdeslam been confirmed
assisted and executed the action of Paris attack, he was soon be located in
Belgium. On March 18th 2016, Salah Abdeslam been arrested in Belgium
(Photo on the left). Soon after the investigation Abdeslam was presented with
photos of Bakroui Siblings who would later been suspected of committing the
Brussel bombing three days later.
The locations of suicide bombings are really symbolic and threatening as
while, first two bombing attack was occurred at Brussel Airport, an
international airport, important enough to cause international attention, 17
bodies were recovered aftermath, including citizens from multiple nations.
The other bombing attack occurred in Maalbeek Metro station, the closest
metro station to European Commission, this location is a really strong and
threatening message to the whole European Union as European Commission
is the centre of European Union. Even the time of the second explosion was
detonated was ironic, it was detonated at 9:11am.
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