US and UK closed their embassies in Yemen on Sunday pointing to possible Al-Qaeda threat. The al-Qaeda group in Yemen has posted on the its website – urging Muslims to help in “killing every crusader who works at their embassies or other places”. The same group had taken the responsibility for the Christmas attack on the US airliner.

 

The US has accused a Yemen-based offshoot of al-Qaeda of being behind the alleged Christmas Day bomb attempt on a US jet flying to Detroit.

There are mounting fears that Yemen is becoming a leading al-Qaeda haven.

Mr Brennan, the US Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, told ABC’s This Week TV programme that the group had “several hundred members” in Yemen and was posing an increasing threat there.

“This is something that we’ve known about for a while,” he said. “We’re determined to destroy al-Qaeda, whether it’s in Pakistan, Afghanistan, or in Yemen.”

Mr Brennan added: “We know that they have been targeting our embassy, our embassy personnel.”

Source: news.bbc.co.uk

Al-Qaeda threat closes US and UK Embassies in Yemen

 

Press Releases

Embassy Closed in Response to Security Threat

January 03, 2010

The U.S. Embassy in Sana’a is closed today, January 3, 2010, in response to ongoing threats by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) to attack American interests in Yemen.  

On December 31, the U.S. Embassy sent a warden message to Americans citizens in Yemen to remind them of the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against American citizens and interests throughout the world.  The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance and to practice enhanced security awareness. 

All warden messages are posted on the U.S. Embassy website: yemen.usembassy.gov

 

بلاغ صحفي

السفارة الأمريكية تغلق أبوابها جراء التهديدات الأمنية

 أغلقت سفارة الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية أبوبها اليوم الأحد الموافق 3 يناير 2010 وذلك جراء التهديدات القائمة من قبل تنظيم القاعدة في شبه الجزيرة العربية لمهاجمة المصالح الأمريكية في اليمن.

كما أصدرت سفارة الولايات المتحدة يوم الخميس الموافق 13 ديسمبر رسالةً تحذيرية إلى الرعايا الأمريكيين في اليمن لتذكيرهم بخطر الأعمال الإرهابية المستمرة ضد الرعايا والمصالح الأمريكية في جميع أنحاء العالم.

وعليه تذكر سفارة الولايات المتحدة الرعايا الأمريكيين بتوخي درجة عالية من الحيطة والحذر وأن يبقوا على إلمام كبير بالظروف الأمنية.

تنشر كل الرسائل التحذيرية على موقع السفارة على الرابط التالي: yemen.usembassy.gov   

 

Source: yemen.usembassy.gov

After the Christmas attack, the whole focus has moved to Yemen. The country seems to be a breeding ground for al-Qaeda based Terrorism. The threat was well known by US as Yemen got $67m in training and support last year by US; only Pakistan receives more, with about $112m.

Let us see if Yemen becomes the next Afghanistan for us!

 

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