Iraqis angrily blamed authorities for failing to prevent Saturday’s wave of attacks that killed dozens of people during the Eid al-Fitr holiday. The violence marked the end of Iraq’s deadliest Muslim holy month of Ramadan in years.
Five Yemeni soldiers were killed in their sleep by suspected al Qaeda militants on Sunday at the Balhaf gas terminal in the southeast of the country. Balhaf was a target in the al Qaeda terror plot foiled by the Yemeni government last week.
Six alleged al-Qaeda militants were killed in Yemen Thursday after a suspected US drone strike targeted one of the group’s former strongholds. Yemen remains on high alert after threats of a terror attack targeting Western and Yemeni interests.
Yemen said on Wednesday that it thwarted an al Qaeda terror plot to storm a port, an oil and gas plant and seize a provincial capital. The attack was planned for Monday. An earlier terror alert has kept US Middle East missions closed.
At least six suspected al Qaeda militants were killed in a US drone strike in Yemen Wednesday, a day after the US and British embassies in Sanaa evacuated staff over heightened security concerns. It was the fifth such strike in less than two weeks.
As an Al Qaeda threat is intercepted by controversial spying techniques, as embassies are closed for safety reasons, Mark Owen and his panel assess the scope and scale of the threat emanating from the Arabian Peninsula. This as the US tells its citizens to leave Yemen because of the "continued potential for terrorist attacks."