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US issues Europe travel alert over ISIS terror threat

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The US State Department has warned Americans traveling in Europe of the risk of attacks by the ISIS terrorist group and Al-Qaeda, Newsweek reported on Tuesday.

The State Department said in a statement Monday that US citizens should be aware that “terrorist sympathizers or self-radicalised extremists” could carry out attacks with little or no warning.

“Widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom demonstrate that ISIS, Al-Qaeda and their affiliates have the ability to plan and execute terrorist attacks in Europe,” the statement read.

The State Department's previous travel alert for Europe issued ahead of the winter holiday season expired in February.

government officials said, but made in recognition of the continuing risk of attacks especially as citizens head to Europe for their summer holidays.

According to the US National Travel and Tourism Office , just over 12.5 million American tourists travelled to Europe in 2016.
Last Modified: Tuesday، 02 May 2017 02:20 PM