Terror Security In Place In Major Cities Throughout the World

DEBKAfile Intelligence

31 December 2003

Skies over Rome off-limits to certain aircraft until January 6 in counter-terror security measure similar to that taken for New Year season over Las Vegas, New York Times Square, Chicago downtown and Disney World

After Mofaz warning of mega-attack by international terrorists, Israeli security stepped up at crowd and entertainment centers as well as at international airport. West Bank and Gaza Strip under closure since Palestinian suicide bombing in Tel Aviv last week.

German authorities uncover suicide car bomb plot by al Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Islam against a Hamburg military hospital which has treated US troops. An alternative target was US air base. Security stepped up in hospital and surrounding streets closed.