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2 Yemenis Shot by Americans Are Linked to Qaeda Cell
New York Times ^ | May 10, 2014 | By SHUAIB ALMOSAWA and ERIC SCHMITT

Posted on 05/11/2014 11:55:49 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

ANA, Yemen — The kidnappers pulled up in a pickup truck outside the Taj barbershop in an upscale neighborhood here in the Yemeni capital. One held an AK-47 assault rifle and the other carried a stun gun. As the men went inside, nearby shopkeepers heard shots.

Then a foreigner — tall, with the physique of a body builder, and holding a black gun — was seen standing over one of the mortally wounded attackers in the doorway of the barbershop, witnesses said. The foreigner kicked an automatic weapon out of the man’s hands, looked right and left down the street, jumped into a nearby sport utility vehicle and drove away.

Those new details emerged Saturday about a shooting last month in which the Obama administration said two Americans from the United States Embassy killed two armed Yemenis who were trying to kidnap them from the barbershop.

While much about the encounter remains unclear, a Yemeni official said Saturday that the two Yemeni assailants were part of a cell linked to Al Qaeda that had planned and executed several attacks on foreigners in the country. Whether by design or chance, the official said, the Americans had apparently disrupted a kidnapping ring that government officials blame for killing a Frenchman last week, kidnapping a Dutch couple last year, trying to assassinate a German diplomat last month, and attacking the central prison here in February, freeing 19 inmates. . .

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1 posted on 05/11/2014 11:55:49 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Hey Arnold, was that you or Stallone? Oh wait this was real!


2 posted on 05/11/2014 12:05:38 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Ahab the Arab was baited to that barbershop and shot!

Keerful who you point a gun at, Ahab - acts can have consequences.

;-)


3 posted on 05/11/2014 12:24:46 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Sounds like the same training I had. Eliminate the threat in front of you and then scan left to see if anyone else needs to be shot.


4 posted on 05/11/2014 12:31:14 PM PDT by W.Lee (After the first one, the rest are free.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Mitch Rapp lives !!


5 posted on 05/11/2014 1:07:58 PM PDT by pioneerstakethearrows
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The good guys still goin !


6 posted on 05/11/2014 2:09:41 PM PDT by onona (I’ve pretty much given up on sanity returning.)
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