To protect American citizens around the world. The US government through the state department has issued a worldwide travel alert on Saturday, to protect Americans from possible retaliations after the American military successfully killed a top ranking al Qaeda official. The State department said Americans abroad need to protect themselves since the death of Anwar Al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born Islamic militant cleric is a big blow to the evil plans of al Qaeda.
The American government said there is a big possibility that al Qaeda members and officials will take revenge on Americans abroad for the death of Al-Awlaki. Earlier, an unmanned drone killed Al-Awlaki, who became a prominent figure in Al-Qaida’s most active branch, using his fluent English and Internet savvy to draw recruits to carry out attacks in the United States on Friday. Al-Awlaki was i nside a convoy of vehicles when he was hit by the drone.
The US forces had long wanted to arrest or kill the 40-year-old Al-Awlaki due to the prominent role he hold on the terrorist organization. Two previous air-strikes had been conducted in Yemen to kill him to no avail. However, American intelligence agents did not lose hope and continue their hunt on the terrorist leader under their drones detected and fired missiles on his convoy.
The US military is feeling secure over the death of Al-Awlaki since his passing is a big blow to the Al-Qaida. Before his death, Al-Awlaki’s role was to inspire and — it is believed — even directly recruit militants to carry out attacks.