WASHINGTON (AP)– The upcoming 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks along with approaching religious vacations could influence extremist attacks, the Department of Homeland Security stated in a terrorism alert issued Friday.DHS did not mention any specific risks in the National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin. It noted that the U.S. is in a “heightened threat environment,” fueled by aspects that include violent extremists motivated by ethnic and racial hatred and resentment of constraints imposed during the pandemic.DHS problems the cautions to alert the public as well as state and regional authorities. They show intelligence collected from other police. The publication is an extension of a similar one released in May that expired on the day the new one was released. DHS says domestic extremists remain a nationwide risk top priority for U.S. law enforcement and will for at least the remainder of the year. The agency kept in mind that al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula just recently released the very first English-language edition of its Inspire publication in four years, obviously to mark the approaching anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The anniversary and the approaching holidays “could act as a driver for acts of targeted violence,” it said.DHS also noted that domestic extremists inspired by religious and ethnic hatred have in the past assaulted houses of praises and other events, but it stated there arent any “trustworthy or impending hazards identified to these places.”As in previous publications, DHS expressed issue about both domestic extremists, inspired by “individual complaints and extremist ideological beliefs,” and foreign impacts. The firm stated Russian, Chinese and Iranian government-linked media outlets have helped spread conspiracy theories about the origins of COVID-19 and the efficiency of vaccines and have in some cases enhanced calls for violence versus people of Asian descent.