August 5th, 2013
09:13 PM ET

Al Qaeda leader to No. 2: 'Do something'

CNN has learned that the terror alert we were warned about Friday came directly from the leader of al Qaeda.

An intercepted message from Ayman al-Zawahari to senior al Qaeda operatives in Yemen led to the unprecedented shut down of 21 U.S. embassies and consulates on Sunday.

Source: al Qaeda leader urged affiliate to 'do something'

That warning has been extended for one week for 14 of those diplomatic posts and five additional locations in the Middle East and North Africa.

OutFront: Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) - he sits on the House Intelligence Committee.

Filed under: al Qaeda • International • News
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  1. literati

    One Al Qaeda leader says "Do something" and the US government reacts .
    Millions of voters tell congress to do something, and they go on vacation.
    If these people run on their records, why do we keep sending them back?
    Isn't it like losing a bet on the play, they losing again on the replay?

    August 6, 2013 at 4:04 pm | Reply

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