Shadows of tribesmen loyal to the al-Houthi Shi'ite rebel group are cast as they perform the traditional Baraa dance at a tribal gathering held to denounce what they say is a US interference in Yemen.
Credits: REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
The security chief of the US embassy in Yemen was assassinated today in what a security source has suggested may be an al-Qaeda attack. "This operation has the fingerprints of al-Qaeda, which carried out similar operations before," said the anonymous source.
Qassem Aqlan was on his way to work at the US embassy in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa when he was shot dead. Masked gunmen reportedly were on motorcycle when they opened fire on a car carrying the Yemeni man, in the centre of the city.
The attack is the latest in a surge of assassinations and attacks in Yemen, where the US is ramping up their efforts to battle al-Qaeda militants.
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