Source: Terrorists behind embassy threat in place

Posted by on Aug 03, 2013 at 9:57 pm

The terror threat prompting the U.S. government to close nearly two dozen embassies and consulates Sunday is the most specific, credible threat information in years, CBS News senior correspondent John Miller reports.

Intelligence officers have reporting from a reliable source that a major plot is under way and that the team to carry it out has been selected and is in place, Miller reports.

The threat information has been described as the most specific and credible since the foiled plot to blow up British planes en route to the United States in 2006, Miller reports. The specificity ends there.

What authorities don’t have is the date, the timing or the target of the attack, which is why they have taken such an approach to warning potential targets, Miller reports.

The threat has prompted the U.S. to issue a global travel alert to all Americans for the first time since the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.


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One Response to “Source: Terrorists behind embassy threat in place”

  1. STW on 3/03/13 at 10:02 pm

    Impossible. Al Qaeda has been defeated. Luckily, the NSA is monitoring youtube and will have this misunderstanding cleared up by the end of the week.