TRAVEL SECURITY NEWS UPDATE.

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This U.S. Department of State Travel Warning is being issued to urge U.S. citizens to carefully consider travel to the Turks and Caicos at this time due to the threat posed by Hurricane Jeanne. This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning of September 1, 2004. It expires October 7, 2004. If Hurricane Jeanne continues on its present trajectory, U.S. citizens in The Turks and Caicos are urged to consider departing until the storm threat has passed. Flights may be suspended at any time. If staying in the Turks and Caicos, U.S. citizens are urged to locate shelter, monitor media reports, and follow all official instructions. Visitors to the Turks and Caicos should be familiar with their hotel or cruise ship evacuation plans, policies, or procedures. This travel warning is also for the Bahamas, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Sep 17, 2004

This U.S. Department of State Travel Warning updates information on the continuing dangerous security situation in Iraq to include travel to and from Iraq by civilian airlines and to reiterate dangers of road travel within Iraq. This supersedes the Travel Warning of July 20, 2004. The Department of State continues to strongly warn U.S. citizens against travel to Iraq, which remains very dangerous. Remnants of the former Baath regime, transnational terrorists, and criminal elements remain active. Attacks against military and civilian targets throughout Iraq continue. Targets include hotels, restaurants, police stations, checkpoints, foreign diplomatic missions, and international organizations and other locations with expatriate personnel. These attacks have resulted in deaths and injuries of American citizens, including those doing humanitarian work. There is credible information that terrorists have targeted civil aviation . The Department of State warns of the danger associated with using civilian aircraft to enter or depart Iraq, as well as the risks to road transportation described below. In addition, there have been planned and random killings, as well as extortions and kidnappings. Military operations...

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