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US, Britain close Yemen embassies over al-Qaida threat

The Chicago Tribune, 4 January 2010
Publié le : 4 janvier 2010
 Anne Gearan, Lee Keath 
"SAN'A, Yemen (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 and Pakistan in the fight against terrorism."

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Mise à jour le 4 janvier 2010
Créé le 4 janvier 2010
ISSN 2107-7029
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