Everything You Need to Know About the U.S. Embassy Closures

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  • Everything You Need to Know About the U.S. Embassy Closures
  • Which Embassies Are Closed?
  • Why Were the Embassies Closed?
  • Where Did the Threats Originate?
  • Have Legislators Addressed the Public?
  • Have There Been Similar Threats Made in Past Years?
  • Does Benghazi Have Anything to Do With the Current Situation?
  • Has There Been Any Backlash About the Closings?
  • Has Anything Else Been Shared With the Public?

Why Were the Embassies Closed?

An intercepted message between senior al-Qaida operatives suggested that a terrorist attack was in the works and led to the shuttering. The end of Ramadan on Aug. 7 and the 15-year anniversary of the deadly attacks against U.S posts in Tanzania and Kenya have also been considered possible factors. Current information suggests that al-Qaida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond, according to the Department of State. Efforts to conduct attacks may continue between now and the end of August.

(Photo: REUTERS/Stringer)

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