U.S. embassy in Syria tells Americans to take steps to ensure safety
The U.S. Embassy in Syria called on American nationals in Syria Monday to take precautionary steps to secure their safety due to the rise in anti-American sentiments.
The embassy statement, sent to foreign news agencies in Syria, said U.S. citizens should remain vigilant due to the "continuing threat of terrorist actions that may target civilians, particularly during the upcoming holiday season."
The statement said there is a continued threat to U.S. citizens and interests in the region "posed by those harboring anti-American sentiments, including the risk of the security of U.S. citizens overseas." (Albawaba.com)