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Protesters storm US Embassy in Yemen

2012-09-13 10:56

Sanaa — Protesters angered by an anti-Islam film have stormed the US Embassy compound in Yemen's capital, Sanaa.

The protesters were on the embassy's grounds but did not enter the building housing the offices.

Before storming the embassy compound on Thursday, the demonstrators removed the embassy's sign on the outer wall and set tires ablaze. Once inside the compound, they brought down the US flag and burned it.

Yemen is home to al-Qaeda's most active branch and the United States is the main foreign supporter of the Yemeni government's counterterrorism campaign.

The government on Tuesday announced that al-Qaeda's No 2 leader in Yemen was killed in an apparent US airstrike, a major blow to the terror network.

Comments
  • bob.macphearson - 2012-09-13 11:17

    oh look, followers of Islam acting like children again, whats new.

  • seanread.crisp - 2012-09-13 11:35

    Reminds me of home

  • allcoveredinNinjas - 2012-09-13 14:46

    Look lets not paint everyone with the same brush ,the protests are not shared by all Muslims , below is a link to Libyians not happy about the actions at the embassies: http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2012/09/does-not-represent-us-moving-photos-pro-american-rallies-libya/56803/ These are the real protests that matter. The violent protests are not responense to the film but orchestrated protests by radicles and a veiled attempt to induce the entire muslim world into their war and galvanise support for it. Watch the film , its a terrible parody and anyone who can actually bear through the thing will see it as such .

  • dawood.timol - 2012-09-13 14:47

    selective reporting by news24,who thumbsucks frm conservative western news networks. The recent protests in the entire middle east are not about a blasphemous film,rather about the western puppet stooges that have been placed in governments. All the arab news networks currently are showing the thousands of ppl on the streets, but the rest of the world are being duped as usual.

  • nicholas.breakey - 2012-09-13 16:31

    Would like to see the film that has the power to drive these fools mad.

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