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U.S. Warns Americans in Middle East

Monday, 04 November 2002 12:00 AM

The State Department issued an alert to "remind Americans of the potential for further terrorist actions against U.S. citizens abroad, specifically in the Middle East, including the Persian Gulf, the Arabian Peninsula, and North Africa."

The warning notes recent attacks in the Middle East in the last month including the explosion of a French oil tanker off the coast of Yemen and the murder of a U.S. soldier in Kuwait. For the first time, the warning also refers to the slaying of a chief executive of the U.S. Agency for International Development in Amman as a terrorist incident.

Specifically, the State Department notes, "Increased security at official U.S. facilities has led terrorists and their sympathizers to seek softer targets such as residential areas, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, hotels, schools, outdoor recreation events, resorts and beaches."

Last month, CIA Director George Tenet told Congress in public testimony that the terrorist threat facing Americans was at the same level as the summer before Sept. 11, 2001.

The new notice expires on May 30, 2003.

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