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U.S. Sees Credible Aviation Terror Threat in Saudi

The United States said on Tuesday it had credible information of a threat of attacks on aviation and other Western targets in Saudi Arabia, urging Americans to defer non-essential travel to the Gulf Arab state. A Saudi official downplayed the warning as an “exaggerated precaution” and said authorities would continue to thwart any terrorist plots in the world’s largest oil exporter. The U.S. embassy in the capital Riyadh had earlier warned Americans of possible attacks during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan in the kingdom, birthplace of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, but the new advisory was the first to discourage travel. Bin Laden, in an audio tape aired on October 18, had vowed more suicide attacks inside and outside the United States. Full Story

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