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US Issues Worldwide Travel Alert due to Al Qaeda Threat

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posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 07:27 PM
This seems to have just been released by the state dept:

In a statement, the department said the potential for an attack was particularly strong in the Middle East and North Africa.

It comes shortly after the US announced nearly two dozen embassies and consulates would be shut on Sunday.

The alert expires on 31 August 2013, the department said. It recommended US citizens travelling abroad be vigilant.

"Current information suggests that al-Qaeda and affiliated organisations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond, and that they may focus efforts to conduct attacks in the period between now and the end of August," the statement said.

This goes through the entire month.

It's not unusual for the state department to issue travel warnings, ranging from a caution to an alert. But this one is both wide-ranging and somewhat specific, as it comes after the announcement that 14 American embassies will be closed in the Middle East and North Africa.

The alert is based on intelligence that goes beyond the usual chatter, according to lawmakers, but the state department is also acting out of an abundance caution.

Be careful out there.

Lets hope this comes and goes without any incident.


Here's the official Alert

The alert warned of "the potential for terrorists to attack public transportation systems and other tourist infrastructure".
edit on 2-8-2013 by PhotonEffect because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 07:35 PM

existing thread on topic. this thread is not needed.

posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 07:37 PM
reply to post by works4dhs

Yep-- I didn't see that one.


posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 08:34 PM

Originally posted by works4dhs

existing thread on topic.

Please add further comments to the ongoing discussion in the above linked thread.

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