JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The U. S. Department of State would like to alert U.S. citizens to the possible risks of travel due to growing number of terrorist threats.
Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions according to The State Department.
These possible attacks may include conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both official and private interests.
This Travel Alert expires on February 24, 2016.
Authorities believe the likelihood of terror attacks will continue as members of ISIL/Da’esh return from Syria and Iraq. Alsoy, there is a continuing threat from unaffiliated persons planning attacks inspired by terrorist organizations.
These groups have targeted large sporting events, theatres, open markets, and aviation services.
The State Department would like U.S. citizens to keep the following in mind while traveling:
- Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid large crowds or crowed places.
- Exercise particular caution during the holiday season and at holiday festivals or events.
- S. citizens should monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.
- Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.
- Stay in touch with your family members and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.