Yemen diplomatic missions on high alert

Issue 958 - 14 Nov 2013 | 1 minute read

Following the murder of a German citizen on 6 October, foreign diplomatic missions have enforced limited mobility in Sanaa, and are increasingly concerned over the deteriorating security environment throughout Yemen. The man, a guard at the German embassy, was attacked by three assailants outside the main entrance of Al-Jandul supermarket in the Hadda district, where the embassy is located. Diplomatic sources told GSN that most western missions have responded to rising security threats by granting non-essential staff extended leave, coinciding with the Eid Al-Adha holiday which fell in mid-October. 

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