By Euro Weekly News Media • 06 August 2013 • 9:05
Sunset in Yemen - Beauty before imminent evacuation
Due to security threats, the US state department has told its citizens to leave Yemen “immediately” – that includes its non-emergency government staff.
This comes just days after the sudden closure of 20 of the US embassies and consulates which was prompted by intercepted messages and conversations between two senior al-Qaeda figures including top leader Ayman al-Zawahiri reports have stated.
The closures were first seen as a precaution in North Africa and the Middle East said the US in earlier statements but it is now reported that Yemen is experiencing unprecedented security measures.
It has also been alleged that tens of al-Qaeda members have arrived in Sanaa over the past few days from other regions in preparation for this supposed ‘plot’. It is said to be dangerous and explosive, including suicide attacks aimed at the Western ambassadors and foreign embassies.
A global travel alert was issued last week and is in force until the end of August. Several European countries have shut missions in Yemen and the UK has advised against travel to and from the country.
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