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Saturday, August 3, 2013

U.S. issues global alert threat from Al Qaeda

The global travel alert to all its citizens remain until August 31 due to unspecified threat of the terrorist network Al-Qaeda, according to the State Department. In the alert, the State Department warned Americans of "the continued possibility of terrorist attacks", particularly in the Middle East and North Africa. "Current information suggests that Al-Qaeda and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks , "and that the" efforts "to carry out could focus" in the period between now and the end of August." "It reminds U.S. citizens the possibility of terrorists attacking the public transportation systems and other tourist infrastructure , "the alert, remembering that there have been attacks on" rail systems "and" aviation services." The State Department also stressed that the U.S. is "working closely with other nations to the threat of international terrorism, including al-Qaeda." On Thursday, the State Department instructed that 18 of its embassies and consulates remain closed on Sunday , weekday in Muslim countries. Among the countries affected by this closure are: Algeria, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Kuwait, Israel, Turkey, Egypt, Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. A terrorist threat linked to al-Qaeda was ordered that close, explained Rep. Ed Royce, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives, told broadcaster CNNThe warning comes a day after the State Department to instruct several of its embassies, some of them in the Middle East, to remain closed for a terrorist threat. The State Department spokeswoman, Marie Harf, did not say how long the facility will be closed and indicated that the measure was taken "by excessive caution and care of employees and individuals who may be visiting." "We gave instructions to U.S. embassies and consulates that are normally open on Sunday to halt operations, especially on August 4th, "said a State Department official. "They may be closed for several days," he added. Sunday is a working day in many Arab countries and the Middle East, where the meaning of the closure of the embassies have greater impact.  In particular, Sunday doors will not open their embassies and consulates in Egypt, Iraq, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Dhaka (Bangladesh), Amman (Jordan), Moscate (Oman), Riadin (Saudi Arabia), Algiers (Algeria ), Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Sanaa (Yemen) and Tripoli (Libya). The State Department also announced that hundreds of Marines are ready to join custody and increase the security of U.S. embassies in Rome, Madrid, among other countries in Europe and also in North Africa.

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