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US embassies to close Sunday amid terrorist threat
US officials are raising red flags about a specific threat - Credible... Serious and clearly aimed at American interests in the Muslim world.
Beginning Sunday every embassy and consulate in Muslim countries that would normally be open will be closed from Egypt, to Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Afghanistan.
This is the first mass closing of embassies and consulates due to an intelligence threat since 2002 - the first anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
"The department, when conditions warrant, takes steps like this to balance our continued operations with security and safety."
For now the closures are just scheduled for Sunday but they could be extended well beyond that if us intelligence officials learn more specifics.