Monday, 4 January 2010

US and UK embassies reopen

By Nasser Arrabyee/05/01/2010

US and UK embassies reopen
By Nasser Arrabyee/05/01/2010

The US and UK embassies in Sana'a reopened ending three-day closing after receiving terror threats from Al Qaeda in Yemen, sources in the two embassies said Tuesday.

The embassies sources said they have started working as normal from today Tuesday.

The Yemeni security officials said there are no serious threats to close any embassy in Sana'a vowing to hunt down all terrorists in the country.

"The US and UK embassies have reopened today after they have convinced there is no serious threat that requires closing, and that our security forces are in the highest alert to confront any terrorist attempt to undermine the security and stability of Yemen," an unidentified security official was quoted the state-run media as saying.

The official said those terrorists who threatened to strike western interests including the US and UK embassies were killed and injured in a hunt down operation in Arhab on Monday.

Two militants at least were killed and three injured in an operation carried out by the anti-terror forces against a small group of Al Qaeda members who were hiding and preparing for terrorist acts in Arhab about 40-50 km east of the Yemeni capital Sana'a.

Five Al Qaeda members were arrested during the last 24 hours in Sana'a and the coastal city of Hodeida, in different hunt down operations according to security officials.

The President Ali Abdullah Saleh said that no place for the terrorists of Al Qaeda in Yemen and that the Yemeni army would eradicate them.

"The army would confront all terrorists of Al Qaeda and every one who tries to undermine the security and stability of Yemen, the country of peace and security , where no place for terrorists and extremists," Saleh said Monday during an inspection visit for military camps in the capital Sana'a.

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