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Yemen: US Embassies closed due to Al Q’aeda strike threat

August 10, 2013

US intelligence has traced the source of the terror plot that has forced the closure of 20 diplomatic posts: it was not ordered by al-Qa’ida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, but by the chief of the Yemen branch, al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula.

As warnings of an imminent attack continued to reverberate, the US yesterday pulled all non-emergency staff out of its consulate in Lahore, Pakistan, citing “specific threats”.

The Australian

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