Travel Warning Due to “Decimated” al Qaida Terror Threats

decimated terrorThe State Department has issued a warning about significant and serious threats from al Qaida to Americans traveling in many Muslim countries throughout the Middle East. U.S. Embassies and consulates throughout the region will be closed for at least one day, but the warning doesn’t expire until the end of August. From a State Department press release:

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.

Terrorists may elect to use a variety of means and weapons and target both official and private interests. U.S. citizens are reminded of the potential for terrorists to attack public transportation systems and other tourist infrastructure.  Terrorists have targeted and attacked subway and rail systems, as well as aviation and …


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