The Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist branch in North Africa has renewed its threat to attack Western owned companies and U.S. installations.
The group Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in May 8 indicated that they will attack on French and other Western companies and now they have renewed the same warning, threat U.S. officials are taking seriously.
Authorities are on high alert as the militant group could carry out strikes during the Islamic holiday month of Ramadan that ends June 14.
The warning of pending terrorist attacks comes as the world’s attention largely is focused on Singapore and the upcoming summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
The North Africa al Qaeda affiliate, known by its acronym AQIM, stated that the coming attacks would take place across the region, ranging from Libya to Mauritania.
The statement said jihad, or holy war, includes “striking enemies in the source of their economies.”