State Dept. Issues Rare Worldwide Travel Alert for U.S. Citizens, Citing Increased Threats
The U.S. State Department issued an unusual worldwide travel alert on Monday, warning of a heightened risk of attacks by ISIL, Al Qaeda and other terrorist networks.
"Authorities believe the likelihood of terror attacks will continue as members of ISIL/Da’esh return from Syria and Iraq," the department said in a statement, using the Arabic acronym for the group also known as the Islamic State. "Additionally, there is a continuing threat from unaffiliated persons planning attacks inspired by major terrorist organizations but conducted on an individual basis."