Al-Qaeda 'Chatter' Led to U.S. Embassy Closures


The current terror alert which has prompted the closure of several US embassies is due to intercepted conversations between two senior al-Qaeda figures. The U.S. government ordered the closure of more than 20 of its embassies and consulates in North Africa and the Middle East.

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Cars parked around the U.S. embassy were set ablaze during a protest in Tunis (file photo).