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01STATE157144
2001-09-11 15:49:00
UNCLASSIFIED
Secretary of State
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SITREP NUMBER ONE: TERRORIST ATTACKS IN CONUS

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Z 111549Z SEP 01
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO ALL DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR POSTS FLASH
SPECIAL EMBASSY PROGRAM FLASH
AMEMBASSY FREETOWN FLASH 
USOFFICE PRISTINA FLASH 
AMEMBASSY BELGRADE FLASH 
AMEMBASSY DUSHANBE FLASH 
AMEMBASSY NDJAMENA FLASH
						UNCLAS STATE 157144 

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ASEC PTER
SUBJECT: SITREP NUMBER ONE: TERRORIST ATTACKS IN CONUS



1. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS TO PROVIDE POSTS WITH THE
LATEST INFORMATION ON A RASH OF TERRORIST ATTACKS THAT
OCCURRED ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 IN NEW YORK CITY AND
WASHINGTON, D.C. BE ADVISED THAT THIS INFORMATION IS
DRAWN FROM OPEN SOURCES AS THE SITUATION IS DEVELOPING.
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS KNOWN AT THIS TIME.
CURRENTLY WE ARE NOT AWARE OF A CREDIBLE CLAIM OF
RESPONSIBITY FOR THESE ATTACKS.



2. AT APPROXIMATELY 0900 TWO SEPARATE AIRCRAFT
DELIBERATELY CRASHED INTO THE TOWERS OF THE WORLD TRADE
CENTER (WTC) CAUSING BOTH TOWERS TO COLLAPSE. THERE IS AN
UNKNOWN NUMBER OF CASUALTIES. WITHIN ONE HOUR OF THE WTC
BOMBINGS AN EXPLOSION OCCURRED AT THE PENTAGON ALSO
CAUSING AN UNKNOWN NUMBER OF CASUALTIES.



3. ELEMENTS OF DEPARTMENT OF STATE PERSONNEL ARE
CURRENTLY EVACUATING DEPARTMENT OFFICES, HOWEVER,
EMERGENCY PERSONNEL WILL REMAIN. THE DEPARTMENT HAS
ESTABLISHED AN ALTERNATE OPERATIONS CENTER AT NFATC IN
ARLINGTON. CONTACT NUMBERS ARE THE SAME; 202-647-1512.
AT THIS TIME A TASK FORCE IS BEING ESTABLISHED.



4. POSTS SHOULD CONVENE EAC MEETINGS IMMEDIATELY TO
REVIEW ALL SECURITY MEASURES AND ENLIST LOCAL GOVERNMENT
AND POLICE SECURITY SUPPORT. WHILE THERE IS NO
INTELLIGENCE AVAILABLE INDICATING THAT U.S. FACILITIES
OVERSEAS WILL BE TARGETED, POSTS SHOULD REMAIN AT THE
HIGHEST STATE OF ALERT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.



5. POSTS WILL APPRISED OF DEVELOPING INFORMATION AS IT
OCCURS.



6. BELGRADE, DUSHANBE, FREETOWN, PRISTINA, AND NDJAMENA MINIMIZE
CONSIDERED.


POWELL