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“Current information suggests that al-Qaeda and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond, and that they may focus efforts to conduct attacks in the period between now and the end of August,”
The Embassy in Sana'a will be closed on Sunday and Monday as a “precautionary measure”. The Foreign Office also issued new advice warning against all travel to the country, and said that any Britons who stay in Yemen are unlikely to be evacuated if unrest gets worse.
It comes as the US State Department issued a global travel alert because of a threat of possible al-Qa'ida terrorist attacks during August, particularly in the Middle East. Some 21 American embassies in the region - including Yemen - will close on Sunday. There was no immediate indication of any link between the British and US actions.
Clashes were reported today in Sana'a, where a group of soldiers who had joined a mutiny in an elite military unit tried to storm the presidential palace
Originally posted by 3NL1GHT3N3D1
All I can think of is the Benghazi story that broke yesterday.
Violent attacks in Iraq on Saturday have claimed lives of at least 19 people, according to officials cited by AFP. A woman and her two adult daughters were shot dead in their home near Baquba, north of Baghdad, with reports they may have been targeted as security service informants. Gunmen also killed two brothers, who were former members of Sahwa, a US-funded, anti-Al-Qaeda militia, in a nearby area. In Baquba a bomb blast killed one person and wounded five, while two explosions in Baghdad killed three people and wounded 10. A roadside bomb blast also killed a man and his 11-year-old son in Tikrit. Three people were also killed in two separate attacks in the northern province of Nineveh, including a policeman. The current wave of violence in Iraq is the deadliest since the 2006-08 civil conflict, which saw an upsurge of sectarian violence between Sunni and Shiite Muslims, and comes amid protests of Sunnis against the policies of the Shia-led government.