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  • US military evacuates embassy staff from Yemen over terror threat, Americans urged to leave

    08/06/2013 5:31:11 AM PDT · by EBH · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/6/2013
    The State Department on Tuesday ordered most embassy personnel out of Yemen and urged all U.S. citizens currently in that country to leave over the Al Qaeda threat that triggered the shutdown of 19 American diplomatic posts this week. The U.S. Air Force already has flown State Department personnel out of the capital of Sanaa as part of the broad evacuation effort. "The U.S. Department of Defense continues to have personnel on the ground in Yemen to support the U.S. State Department and monitor the security situation," Pentagon spokesman George Little said. The rapid-fire developments on Tuesday came as two...
  • U.S. Embassy In Yemen Evacuated, U.K. Closing

    08/06/2013 5:26:08 AM PDT · by EBH · 51 replies
    WITN.com ^ | 8/6/2013
    A statement issued Tuesday says the department has ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. government personnel from Yemen "due to the continued potential for terrorist attacks." The travel warning says U.S. citizens currently in Yemen should depart and calls the security threat level in Yemen "extremely high." A U.S. intelligence official and a Mideast diplomat told The Associated Press that the current shutdown was instigated by an intercepted secret message between al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri and his deputy in Yemen about plans for a major terror attack. Britain's Foreign Office says it has evacuated all staff from its embassy in...
  • Update: 4 Rioters Dead, 34 Wounded at US Embassy in Yemen

    09/13/2012 1:59:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/9/12 | Chana Yaar
    Yemeni police Thursday shot dead four protesters and wounded 34 others when they opened fire on a crowd attempting to storm the US embassy in Sana'a to protest a film mocking Islam, a security official said. The White House, meanwhile, said it was doing everything it could to protect its diplomats in Yemen, where witnesses reported that roads leading to embassy were closed down as the area was calm later in the evening. "Four people were killed and 34 others were wounded in the clashes that lasted from morning until late in the evening" in the area around the U.S....