The U.S. State Department issued a warning Tuesday to Americans to be on high alert after U.S. forces killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.
The department warned Americans should “maintain a high level of vigilance and practice good situational awareness when traveling abroad.” (RELATED: ‘Give Biden Credit’: Fox News Host Breaks From The Panel Over Zawahiri Killing)
“The Department of State believes there is a higher potential for anti-American violence given the death of Ayman al-Zawahiri on July 31, 2022. Current information suggests that terrorist organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks against U.S. interests in multiple regions across the globe. These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics including suicide operations, assassinations, kidnappings, hijackings, and bombings,” the department’s warning continued.
WORLDWIDE CAUTION: The state department has issued a travel alert & worldwide warning for travelers following the death of Ayman al-Zawahiri. US citizens are encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance as ‘terrorist attacks often occur without warning.’ #2NewsAM #LiveDesk pic.twitter.com/jTg6OT9i36
— Jade Elliott (@JadeElliottTV) August 3, 2022
Operatives killed Zawahiri on July 30 at 9:48 p.m. (July 31 at 6:18 a.m. Kabul time) via “an unnamed aerial vehicle,” the Biden Administration announced Monday. Zawahiri helped orchestrate the 9/11 attacks and became leader of al-Qaida in 2011 after U.S. forces killed Osama Bin Laden. Throughout the years Zawahiri orchestrated several attacks against the U.S.
Zawahiri and his family moved to a safe house in Afghanistan at some point within the past year, officials said. Zawahiri was said to be outside on his balcony when the U.S. conducted the fatal air strike.