State Dept. Orders Yemen Evacuation

    A Yemeni soldier inspects a car at a checkpoint on a street leading to the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. Security forces close access roads, put up extra blast walls and beef up patrols near some of the 21 U.S. diplomatic missions in the Muslim world that Washington ordered closed for the weekend over a ``significant threat'' of an al-Qaida attack.  (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

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    The U.S. State Department on Tuesday ordered all American citizens to leave Yemen “immediately” due to security threats, and all staff in the British Embassy have already been withdrawn. “The security-threat level in Yemen is extremely high,” the State Department warns. Yemeni intelligence services reportedly discovered threats from al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri urging his second-in-command to “do something.” Sources told the BBC that the alleged plot would include explosives and suicide attacks against Western ambassadors and foreign embassies. Meanwhile, American drone strikes killed four militants, although it remained unclear if the strikes were related to the current threat.

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