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U.S. Embassy Reopens In Yemen After Threat


SANAA (Reuters) -- The United States Embassy in Yemen has reopened, an embassy official said, a day after Yemeni forces killed two Al-Qaeda militants they said were behind a threat that had forced U.S. and European missions to close.

"We are reopened," a U.S. Embassy official said. The embassy had closed on January 3 in response to what it said were Al-Qaeda threats and came as concern grew about stability in the poorest Arab country.

The British and French embassies resumed operations but remained closed to the public, diplomats at those embassies said.

"Successful counter-terrorism operations conducted by Government of Yemen security forces January 4 north of the capital have addressed a specific area of concern, and have contributed to the Embassy's decision to resume operations," the U.S. Embassy said on its website today.

The embassy said Washington commended the Yemen government over "efforts to disrupt Al-Qaeda."

compiled from multiple Reuters reports
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