posted on Apr, 9 2005 @ 12:40 PM
The U.S. and British Embassies in Yemen have closed after concerns that they may be the targets of a possible terrorist attack. No specifics have been
given for the closings other then possible "terrorist activities". The British government is warning it's citizens against travel to the area of
Sa'dah, northwest of San'a the capitol.
SAN'A, Yemen (AP) - The United States and Britain closed their embassies in Yemen for security reasons Saturday after warning against travel to the
U.S. Embassy spokesman John Balian did not elaborate on the security concern or say how long the embassy would remained closed.
On Friday, the State Department said the threat to U.S. citizens "remains high due to terrorist activities" and authorized the voluntary departure of
non-emergency personnel and eligible family members. It also advised U.S. citizens to avoid unnecessary travel to Yemen.
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Yemen is the site of a number of attacks on western targets, most notably the attack on the U.S.S. Cole which left 17 sailors dead. It is also
believed that the attack on the French tanker was undertaken by Yemeni militants.
I am surprised that the U.S. and British Embassies in Yemen were not already at the highest state of alert. I am also surprised that non-essential
personal haven't already been evacuated.
Well the Yemeni government is an ally in the War On Terror, it is obvious that the people of Yemen aren't completely on the bandwagon with their