US pulling some diplomats from embassy in Yemen

A Hawthi Shiite rebel holds part of a projectile launched by Yemeni forces during clashes between Yemeni forces and Hawthis militants in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Shiite rebels and Sunni militiamen battled in the streets of the Yemeni capital for a second day Friday in fighting that has killed at least 120 people, driven thousands from their homes and virtually shut down the country's main airport. The battles are raising fears of greater sectarian conflict, unseen for decades in Yemen. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)KOIN 6

NEW YORK (AP) – The State Department is ordering some of its diplomats at the US embassy in Yemen to leave the country.

The department says security is deteriorating amid unrest and sectarian clashes that have left Shiite rebels in control of the capital.

The department says the embassy in Sanaa will stay open with a majority of staff remaining and that the move is temporary.  

The rebels overran Sanaa over the weekend, defeating Sunni Islamist fighters. They signed a peace deal with the government on Sunday but have ignored calls for fighters to leave the city. The rebels are believed to have backing from Iran. They’ve vowed to go after al-Qaida’s branch in the country. The U.S. believes Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula is a major threat to American interests.

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2 thoughts on “US pulling some diplomats from embassy in Yemen

  1. “The State Department is ordering some of its diplomats at the US embassy in Yemen to leave the country.”

    Some?

    Leaving the rest behind to get Benghazied?

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