US Evacuates Personnel From Yemen Following Droning Of Four Al Qaeda Militants
by Tyler Durden
Embassy evacuations are so last week. In an apparent escalation of the threat level to some unspecified color, earlier today the U.S. Air Force flew some American personnel out of Sanaa, Yemen, the Pentagon said, as the United States told its citizens to leave the country and ordered the evacuation of non-essential government staff “because of a terror threat.” Reuters quotes Pentagon spokesman George Little who said in a statement that “in response to a request from the U.S. State Department, early this morning the U.S. Air Force transported personnel out of Sanaa, Yemen, as part of a reduction in emergency personnel.” He did not specify which types of personnel were involved or where they were taken. “The U.S. Department of Defense continues to have personnel on the ground in Yemen to support the U.S. State Department and monitor the security situation,” the statement said.