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Wednesday, September 7, 2011     INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING

Terror alert for Americans in Kuwait for 9/11 anniversary terror strike

ABU DHABI — The American community in Kuwait has been warned of an Al Qaida strike on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.


The U.S. embassy in Kuwait has issued a warden message for the estimated 80,000 Americans in the Gulf Cooperation Council sheikdom to increase their alert, Middle East Newsline reported.

The embassy, in a travel alert issued on Sept. 2, said Washington has not identified a specific threat for Sept. 11, the anniversary of Al Qaida's suicide air strikes on New York and Washington in which more than 3,000 people were killed.

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"While we have not identified any specific threats from Al Qaida affiliates and allies to attack the United States or our interests on the 9/11 anniversary, U.S. citizens should be aware that Al Qaida affiliates and allies have demonstrated the intent and capability to carry out attacks against the United States and our interests around the world," the warden message said.

Kuwait contains a major U.S. military presence meant to facilitate the campaigns in neighboring Iraq as well as Afghanistan. Al Qaida was said to have targeted U.S. military personnel in 2002 and 2003.

"In the past, terrorist organizations have on occasion planned their attacks to coincide with significant dates on the calendar," the warden message said.

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