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UPDATE: US Embassy personnel evacuated from Yemen due to terror threats
YEMEN -- The US has removed most Embassy personnel out of Yemen and is urging all US citizens currently there to leave.
The evacuation is in reaction to the Al Qaeda threat that triggered the shutdown of 19 American diplomatic posts this week.
The Obama administration has offered few specifics on the nature of the threat.
But they have said it appears to originate in -- and possibly be directed toward -- the Arabian Peninsula, which is where Yemen is located.
Yemen of course is a country that doesn't have a very strong central government and there's been lots of territory for the group to operate in and to use as a safe haven.
The initial target is believed to be the US Embassy in Yemen.
But other American and western facilities could also be on the target list.