Al-Qaeda Breaking News: Al-Qaida Chief's Message Spurred Embassy Closures

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Al-Qaeda Breaking News: Al-Qaida Chief's Message Spurred Embassy Closures

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Two officials say a secret message that was intercepted between al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri and his deputy in Yemen led to the shutdown of U.S. embassies. The New York Times reported that intercepted communications in which al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri ordered the leader of the affiliate in Yemen to carry out an attack prompted the United States to close diplomatic missions in the Middle East and Africa. The U.S. State Department closed its embassies in four sub-Saharan African nations as part of a heightened security alert, days before the 15th anniversary of al-Qaida's bombings of American diplomatic missions in Kenya and Tanzania.

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