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US state issues travel warning: possible attacks in Europe during holiday season

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 10:11
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The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.

U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets.  This Travel Alert expires on February 20, 2017.

Credible information indicates the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates continue to plan terrorist attacks in Europe, with a focus on the upcoming holiday season and associated events.  U.S. citizens should also be alert to the possibility that extremist sympathizers or self-radicalized extremists may conduct attacks during this period with little or no warning. Terrorists may employ a wide variety of tactics, using both conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both official and private interests.

US state department warns about possible attacks in Europe during holiday season

The Telegraph. November 22, 2016

Belgian soldiers patrol during the opening night of the annual Christmas market in Brussels in 2015
Belgian soldiers patrol during the opening night of the annual Christmas market in Brussels in 2015 Credit: AFP

22 November 2016 The state department on Monday issued an alert to US citizens about a heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.”U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets,” it said in a statement, adding that there was credible information that Islamic State, also known as Isil, al-Qaeda and their affiliates continued to plan attacks in Europe.

The department noted extremists had carried out attacks in Belgium, France, Germany and Turkey in the past year, and said it remains concerned about the potential for attacks throughout Europe.

“U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when attending large holiday events, visiting tourist sites, using public transportation, and frequenting places of worship, restaurants, hotels, etc.,” the statement said.

The travel alert expires on February 20, 2017, it said.

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