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U.S. Counter-Terrorism Experts Targeted In Attack In Yemen

May 20, 2012

U.S. Army Instructor Shot In Yemen Attack: Security Source — Reuters

(Reuters) – A U.S. military instructor helping train Yemeni coastguards was shot and seriously wounded in an attack by unidentified assailants in the Red Sea city of Hudaida on Sunday, a Yemeni security source said.

The source said two other U.S. instructors, who were travelling in the same car, were not hurt in the attack, which happened before noon on the group’s journey to work.

A caller told Reuters by telephone – not the group’s usual method of communication – that the al Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Sharia group was behind the attack. The authenticity of the claim could not immediately be verified.

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Update #1: U.S. Army instructor seriously wounded in terrorist attack while teaching Yemeni coastguards — Daily Mail
Update #2: U.S. experts attacked by al-Qaida suspects in Yemen, 1 critically injured: official — Xinhuanet

My Comment: More evidence of the U.S. military alliance with Yemen.