United States Issues Travel Alert; State Department Cites Potential For Terrorist Attacks Carried Out By al-Qa’ida And Affiliated Organizations In Middle East And North Africa; Some Embassies Will Be Closed On Sunday

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

From the U.S. Department of State, dated Aug. 2, 2013:

“The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued potential for terrorist attacks, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, and possibly occurring in or emanating from the Arabian Peninsula. Current information suggests that al-Qa’ida and affiliated organizations 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. This Travel Alert expires on August 31, 2013.”

Full statement here.

Also see: AP video report, “Threat Closing Some US Embassies on Sunday.”

Also see: New York Times report, “State Department Issues Global Travel Alert.”

Also see: Fox News report, “US issues global travel alert over Al Qaeda threat, prepares to close embassies.”

 

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One Response to “United States Issues Travel Alert; State Department Cites Potential For Terrorist Attacks Carried Out By al-Qa’ida And Affiliated Organizations In Middle East And North Africa; Some Embassies Will Be Closed On Sunday”

  1. Here is a list of the closed U.S. Diplomatic facilities:

    http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/tips_6037.html

    Meanwhile, CNN is reporting that Britain and Germany also have ordered some embassies to close:

    http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/03/politics/us-embassies-close/

    Patrick

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