‘Al Qaeda may attack…’: US advises citizens to be alert when travelling abroad days after killing Al-Zawahiri

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The US on July 31 conducted a precision counterterrorism strike in Kabul that killed Al-Zawahiri, Osama Bin Laden’s deputy and successor as leader of Al Qaeda.

Washington: Days after neutralising Al Qaeda chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri, the US has cautioned its citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance and practice good situational awareness when travelling abroad. In an advisory, Washington said following Al-Zawahiri’s death, supporters of Al Qaeda or its affiliated terrorist oganisations may seek to attack US facilities, personnel or citizens. “As terrorist attacks often occur without warning, US citizens are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance and practice good situational awareness when traveling abroad,” it said.
The US on July 31 conducted a precision counterterrorism strike in Kabul that killed Al-Zawahiri, Osama Bin Laden‘s deputy and successor as leader of Al Qaeda.

The US Department of State on Monday said that President Biden last year committed to the American people that, following the withdrawal of American forces, the US would continue to protect our country and act against terrorist threats emanating from Afghanistan. “With the operation that delivered justice to Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al Qa’ida, we have made good on that commitment and we will continue to do so in the face of any future threats,” it said.

By hosting and sheltering the leader of al Qa’ida in Kabul, the US said, the Taliban grossly violated the Doha Agreement and repeated assurances to the world that they would not allow Afghan territory to be used by terrorists to threaten the security of other countries. “They also betrayed the Afghan people and their own stated desire for recognition from and normalization with the international community,” the department said.
The world is a safer place following the death of Zawahiri, and the United States will continue to act resolutely against those who would threaten our country, our people, or our allies and partners, it added.

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