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
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