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Sunday, January 3, 2010

U.S. and Great Britain Close Embassies in Yemen in Response to Al-Qaeda Threats - Video 1/3/10

Here is a video report on the news that the United States and Great Britain have closed their embassies in Yemen in response to terror threats from Al-Qaeda:

The US and Britain have shut their Yemen embassies after threats from an al-Qaeda offshoot linked to an alleged failed US plane bomb plot.

The UK Foreign Office told the BBC its embassy in the capital Sanaa was closed "for security reasons", hours after the US announced its mission had been shut.

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown earlier said the UK and US would step up counter-terror efforts in Yemen.

There are mounting fears lawless Yemen is becoming an al-Qaeda haven.

The embassy closures follow last week's threat by a group called al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, urging Muslims to help in "killing every crusader who works at their embassies or other places".

In an internet statement, the group also said it was behind an attempt to bomb a transatlantic airliner on Christmas Day. . . . MORE


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