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Plot Against U.S. in Saudi Arabia 'Credible' -U.S.

U.S. intelligence agencies have “credible” information from a variety of sources about a possible al Qaeda plot to strike American targets in Saudi Arabia, which led to a recent travel warning, a U.S. official said on Friday. “It is certainly credible,” the official said on condition of anonymity. But the information was not specific about when, other than soon, where or how the attack would be carried out. “The fact that they are trying to do something is solid,” the official told Reuters. “They want to hit targets that are important to Americans.” The State Department on Thursday renewed a warning for U.S. citizens to avoid travel to Saudi Arabia. “Information indicates that terrorist groups may be in the final phases of planning attacks against U.S. interests in Saudi Arabia,” the State Department said. It was the third warning this year issued for Americans regarding travel to Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region. Full Story

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