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United States Embassy Employees Return back to Sana’a
  Written By: Abdul Rahim Al-Showthabi (YEMEN POST STAFF) 
  Article Date:
August 18, 2008



The United States Secretary of State decided last week to return back its Embassy's employees to Sana'a. 

Secretary of State deployed its Embassy's employees following an attack with three mortars at a girls' school near the US Embassy allegedly targeting the embassy in the attack.

Meanwhile, the United States warned its citizens against travelling to Yemen by issuing a new travel warning last week in which it has lifted the ordered departure status of non-essential American employees and adult family members of all employees at the U.S. Embassy in Sana'a according to 26 Sep.net sources in the Yemeni Embassy in Washington.

This decision came after the Yemeni security authorities arrested an Al-Qaeda terrorist cell in Tarim in Hadramout governorate.

Yemeni Foreign Minister Abu Bakr Al-Qirbi wronged the decision of the US Department of State, considering the department's decision to withdraw its employees as an untrue procedure in the time the Yemeni security officials are qualified and able to frustrate any terrorist plans.

Earlier this month, France warned its citizens against traveling to Yemen under the reasons of violent clashes and the kidnapping that tourist's might face in Yemen

Yemen witnessed numerous violent attacks that were carried out by Al-Qaeda members over the last eight years, the biggest being the USS Cole attack in 2000 and the Limburg French oil tanker in 2002.