Three soldiers, 6 al-Qaeda fighters killed today in southeastern province of Hadramaut after militants attacked military checkpoint, Defense Ministry website reports. * NOTE: Yemen’s Slide to Chaos Risks Militant Haven on Saudi Border (1) NSN MVJ12W6S972Q <GO>
Somewhere in Yemen are about two dozen individuals whom the U.S. is looking to capture or kill. These are al-Qaeda’s senior operational leaders, the men administration officials think are plotting to attack the U.S. and its interests abroad.
At least 19 U.S. embassies and consulates in predominantly Muslim countries will remain closed through this week as the Obama administration tied terror threats to the Yemen-based offshoot of al-Qaeda.