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Friday, August 2, 2013

Security Concern Prompts Travel Warning, Shuts Some Embassies

The U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, is among those ordered closed on Sunday. (State Department)

The U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, is among those ordered closed on Sunday. (State Department)

Because of an unspecified threat from al-Qaida, the U.S. State Department today issued a travel warning for Americans in the Middle East.

Yesterday, State Department officials said an undisclosed number of U.S. embassies will close on Sunday as a “precautionary” measure.

CBS News is reporting a real al-Qaida plot “in the making and not just the normal chatter” among terrorist who want to attack U.S. targets.

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  • Nicole Gaouette, U.S. foreign policy reporter for Bloomberg News says officials haven’t shared many specifics on the threat, but indicate it should be taken seriously.

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