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Date: Sat Jun 20 1998 - 13:19:06 PDT

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    Subject: Security ALERT
    Received from the ANSIR program this morning:
    Please read and act accordingly...Ron Lander, CPP
    ANSIR EMAIL -  Terrorism Update
    Message from the National Security Division, FBIHQ, Washington D.C.
    Subject:  Renewed threats by Usama Bin Ladin; Anniversary of Khobar
    Towers bombing.
    This Awareness of National Security Issues and Response (ANSIR)
    communication is UNCLASSIFIED and is intended for corporate security
    professionals who have requested to receive national security
    This communication is not a press release from the FBI and should not
    be furnished to the media or other agencies who are not direct recipients
    of ANSIR Program disseminations.  Media requests should be directed to the
    local FBI field office media representative.
    On 6/10/98, the ABC television news program "Nightline" aired an
    interviewconducted with Islamic militant Usama Bin Ladin on 5/28/98.  During
    the interview, Bin Ladin reiterated explicit threats he has recently made
    to kill Americans in coming weeks.
    Usama Bin Ladin is a former citizen of Saudi Arabia and a significant
    financial sponsor of Islamic extremist activities in  the world today.
    In a previous ANSIR terrorism advisory dated 2/25/98, corporate
    security professionals were advised of a "fatwa" (religious decree) issued by
    Bin Ladin, and other militants, calling on Muslims everywhere to attack
    U.S. citizens, facilities, and allies of the U.S. around the world.
    During the "Nightline" interview, Bin Ladin spoke of the threats made
    in the "fatwa", repeating his call to all Muslims to kill Americans where
    they can and when they can.  The threats Bin Ladin has made since 2/98
    represent a broadening of prior statements in which he had targeted
    U.S. military forces for violent removal from Saudi Arabia and the  gulf.
    Bin Ladin now states that he will not differentiate between Americans
    "dressed in military uniforms and civilians."  He has vowed that all 
    Americans are targets.
    Bin Ladin has not made any threats in which he explicitly stated that
    Americans would be targeted on U.S. soil.
    The anniversary of the 1996 bombing of the al-Khobar Towers in Dhahran,
    Saudi Arabia, falls on 6/25.  Nineteen U.S. military personnel were
    killed as a result of this  terrorist act.  The Khobar Towers anniversary date
    may provide the emotional and symbolic catalyst for an attempted
    terrorist attack.
    Although the FBI possesses no specific information to indicate that
    violent acts will occur on this date, you are being notified because
    the U.S. government's counterterrorism community considers anniversary
    dates as a key threat indicator.  Although law enforcement and security
    personnel are cautioned not to rely exclusively on such dates to
    "predict" acts of terrorism, anniversary dates certainly warrant increased
    attention in routine antiterrorism planning.
    Recipients may wish to evaluate whether any additional security
    measures are warranted at their facilities or for their international travelers
    on 6/25 and in coming days due to widely circulated threats made by Bin
    Ladin.  Any positive information regarding the above should immediately
    be forwarded to the local FBI field office ANSIR Coordinator or
    International Terrorism desk.
    The FBI's ANSIR Program is designed to provide unclassified National
    Security information on a variety of subjects to U.S. corporate
    security professionals and others on a timely basis.  These subjects include
    Economic Espionage, counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and
    infrastructure protection (both cyber and physical).  The ANSIR
    Coordinator in the local FBI field office is the point of contact for
    all National Security concerns and questions from U.S. corporations.
    SA Joe Reinhart, Email:  jreinharat_private
    FBI ANSIR Coordinator, Newark Division
    One Gateway Ctr., 22nd Floor
    Newark, NJ  07102-9889
    Phone:  973-622-5613; Fax:  973-456-9244
    Subscribe: mail majordomoat_private with "subscribe isn".
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