Wednesday, September 17, 2008

U.S. State Department recommends all non-emergency American Staffers at U.S. Embassy in Yemen to leave country

Thursday, September 18, 2008
The U.S. State Department is recommending that all non-emergency American staffers at the U.S. embassy in Yemen, along with their family members, leave the country following Wednesday's deadly attack... The State Department issued a similar directive in April after attacks against the embassy and a residential compound. That order was lifted last month, but has again been re-instated... In a travel warning issued Thursday, the State Department said it would not authorize any travel outside the capital city of Sanaa, and asked U.S. citizens to defer all non-essential travel into the country... Those choosing to remain in Yemen were asked to "exercise caution"... be vigilant, avoid crowds, keep a low profile, and vary times and routes for travel...

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U.S. urges embassy staff to leave Yemen

* The Asharq Alawsat website has this report…
US Embassy Attack in Yemen: Islamists Sound Off
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Explosions Rock U.S. Embassy in Yemen

About News Video: As many as five explosions hit the U.S. Embassy in Yemen, killing at least 16 people. All Americans at the compound are safe. Authorities say the attacks appeared carefully planned, with attackers dressed as soldiers. September 17th.
Video posted on YouTube by AssociatedPress

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