The U.S. military evacuated non-essential U.S. government personnel from Yemen due to the high risk of attack by al-Qaida that has triggered temporary shutdowns of 19 American diplomatic posts across ... more 
The U.S. military evacuated non-essential U.S. government personnel from Yemen due to the high risk of attack by al-Qaida that has triggered temporary shutdowns of 19 American diplomatic posts across the Middle East and Africa. The Yemen-based al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula is proving to be a tenacious enemy to the U.S. . The group is at the heart of what American officials say is a credible and specific terrorist threat that shut down U.S. diplomatic facilities. Security forces closed roads, put up extra blast walls and increased patrols near some of the more than 20 U.S. diplomatic missions in the Muslim world that Washington had ordered closed for the weekend following warnings of a possible al-Qaida attack. less 
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Tue, Aug 6, 2013 12:23 PM EDT