The German government will not admit that they are at war with Islamic terrorism and face civil war between their native German population and the millions of Muslim migrants that continue to pour unchecked into their country. Unlike traditional war they do not know how to declare war on the enemy when the enemy is already part of their population. Traditional war is nice and tidy. That country over there is the threat and our guys will fight them. Germany is in the terrible position of not knowing which German citizens are loyal to Germany and which are not. Not all Muslims are terrorists but for every single Muslim terrorist, there is a family and a community that chose to help them or to look the other way and not alert the authorities.
Despite the denial that Germany is at war, the below article contains several references to war which I have highlighted in bold. They avoid using the word war just as the MSM call terrorists lone wolves or mentally unstable. In the article, war is instead referred to as an attack or a catastrophe and they avoid saying army or soldiers preferring the terms, security forces, and special unit.