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The U.S. State Department said yesterday that American embassies and consulates in 19 Middle Eastern and African countries will remain closed through Saturday after U.S. intelligence agents study threat by high-level al Qaeda leaders to attack unspecified Western targets.
CBS News reported that the intercepted communications - believed to be from terrorist leaders in the Arabian Peninsula - is "the most specific and credible threat the United States has faced in years."
Indeed, according to CBS News corresponded Bob Orr, the intercepts suggests that a "large-scale attack may be imminent and [that] the terrorists involved already have their orders and could be in place."
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