The United States has issued a worldwide travel alert due to “increased terrorist threats”.
The State Department said “Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.”
“Extremists have targeted large sporting events, theatres, open markets, and aviation services. In the past year, there have been multiple attacks in France, Nigeria, Denmark, Turkey, and Mali. ISIL/Da’esh has claimed responsibility for the bombing of a Russian airliner in Egypt.”
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The alert advises US citizens to “exercise vigilance when in public places or using transportation”.
They are also advised to “be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid large crowds or crowded places” and to “exercise particular caution during the holiday season.”
The Travel Alert expires on February 24, 2016.