TERROR WATCH, US ISSUES TRAVEL ALERT – Monday August 5 2013

– The White House has held a high-level meeting about terror fears, prompting Washington to issue a travel alert and to order many embassies across the Islamic world to close temporarily.
Saturday’s meeting, chaired by National Security Adviser Susan Rice, included Secretary of State John Kerry, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
Also present were the heads of the CIA, the FBI and the National Security Agency, as well as the US ambassador to the United Nations.
A White House statement said regular meetings were held throughout the week by Lisa Monaco, assistant to the President for homeland security and counter-terrorism, to ensure appropriate steps were being taken, “in light of a potential threat occurring in or emanating from the Arabian Peninsula”.
Saturday’s meeting was intended to “further review the situation”.
Interpol said it suspects al-Qaeda was involved in recent jailbreaks across nine countries, including Iraq, Libya and Pakistan.
The global police agency said the jailbreaks had “led to the escape of hundreds of terrorists and other criminals” in the past month alone, and that it has issued a security alert.
It is also asking its 190 member countries help “determine whether any of these recent events are coordinated and linked” and to immediately convey any intelligence which could help prevent another attack.
Germany, France and Britain have also announced their embassies in Yemen will be closed on Sunday and Monday for security reasons.
Interpol noted that August is the anniversary of attacks on India, Russia and Indonesia.
This week also marks the 15th anniversary of the US embassy bombings in the Kenyan capital Nairobi and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, that killed more than 200 mostly African citizens and injured thousands – AFP

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