UEFA Euro 2016: Stadium May Be Target Of Terrorist Attack – State Department
While football fans are excited for this year’s UEFA Euro 2016 championship games in France, the U.S. State Department has issued a travel alert for Europe over a terrorist threat.Advertisement
Intelligence reports show that terrorist groups are planning an attack, targeting the stadium where the main game will be held in Paris on June 10 and 11.
With this, the U.S. State Department has warned all citizens to be wary when making travel arrangements in Europe during the game. The travel advisory, released by the department on Tuesday, noted the high risk of terrorist attacks that target busy crowds.
This is on top of another global event France will be hosting in July, particularly Tour de France cycling races slated for July 2 to 24. This global cycling event is expected to gather thousands of cyclists from all over the world.
“The large number of tourists visiting Europe in the summer months will present greater targets for terrorists planning attacks in public locations, especially at large events,” the advisory reads.
The same advisory, which expired on August 31, also calls for American citizens to remain vigilant, especially those who will participate in this year’s World Youth Day, which will be held in Krakow, Poland. This biggest gathering of Catholic youths is expected to gather at least 2.5 million visitors to the Polish city on July 26-31.
“European authorities continue to take steps to assure public safety and disrupt terrorist plots. We work closely with our allies and will continue to share information with our European partners that will help identify and counter terrorist threats,” the advisory added.
It can be recalled that the notorious terrorist group ISIS warns of a series of bloody attacks in Europe and America throughout the celebration of Ramadan, a month-long holy holiday for Muslims, as previously reported by Morning News USA.
Abu Mohamed al-Adnani, spokesperson for ISIS, issued a chilling message, warning the world of bloody attacks for a month, a series of attacks that would single out Christians and Jews in America and Europe.