WASHINGTON (KKTV) – On Saturday evening, the Department of Homeland Security published a new “National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin” or NTAS for the United States.
The NTAS Bulletin is estimated to expire on Jan. 18. The bulletin occurs just days after the United States carried out a deadly strike in Iraq killing Iranian IRGC-Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani while Soleimani was in Iraq.
As of Saturday evening, the Department of Homeland Security was not cognizant of a specific or credible threat, but the agency does advise of a possible Iranian threat.
A mixture of advisories will be posted to the bulletin including current developments or general trends regarding threats of terrorism. There will also be two alerts to look out for, “Elevated Alert” and “Imminent Alert.”
- ELEVATED ALERT: Warns of a credible terrorist threat against the United States.
- Imminent Alert: Warns of a credible, specific and impending terrorist threat against the United States.
The U.S. Government will produce more information about any emerging threat as additional information is identified. The public is encouraged to listen to local law enforcement and public safety officials.