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US Airstrike:Homeland Security is considering updating terrorism threat advisory



US Airstrike: Homeland Security is considering updating terrorism threat advisory.

In the wake of the drone strike against Qasem Soleimani, the Department of Homeland Security is considering whether to update its terrorism threat advisory, known as the National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS), according to a senior DHS official. 

The most recent NTAS bulletin, which gives an overview of terrorism threats and trends, has no mention of Iran. The current bulletin, which was issued in July, says the US continues to “face one of the most challenging threat environments since 9/11.”

The department has not so far, but can also issue “elevated alerts” and “imminent alerts,” which warn of credible terrorist threats. 

Homeland Security officials remain concerned about threats to cyber, critical infrastructure, foreign airports, members of the US Coast Guard in the region and other soft targets, according to the senior official.