The Chicago Tribune, 4 January 2010
Publié le :
4 janvier 2010
Anne Gearan, Lee Keath
(AP) Western embassies in Yemen locked up Sunday after fresh threats from al-Qaida
, and the White House
expressed alarm at the terror group's expanded reach in the poor Arab nation where an offshoot apparently ordered the Christmas Day plot against a U.S. airliner.
"President Barack Obama's
top counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan
, cited "indications al-Qaida is planning to carry out an attack against a target" in the capital, possibly the embassy, and estimated the group had several hundred members in Yemen. Security reasons led Britain
to act, too; it was not known when the embassies would reopen.
"The U.S. is worried about the spread of terrorism in Yemen, a U.S. ally and aid recipient, Brennan said, but doesn't consider the country a second front with Afghanistan
in the fight against terrorism."