Al-Qaeda Leaders' Talks 'Sparked US Embassy Closures'

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Intercepted conversations between two senior al-Qaeda figures prompted Sunday's closure of many American diplomatic missions, US media report.
Al-Qaeda leaders' talks 'sparked US embassy closures'
 
 
Intercepted conversations between two senior al-Qaeda figures prompted Sunday's closure of many American diplomatic missions, US media report.
 
The talk, involving top leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, represented one of the most serious plots since the 9/11 attacks, the New York Times says. The US earlier said the closures in North Africa and the Middle East were "out of an abundance of caution".
 
 
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