Everything You Need to Know About the U.S. Embassy Closures

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  • Which Embassies Are Closed?
  • Why Were the Embassies Closed?
  • Where Did the Threats Originate?
  • Have Legislators Addressed the Public?
  • Have There Been Similar Threats Made in Past Years?
  • Does Benghazi Have Anything to Do With the Current Situation?
  • Has There Been Any Backlash About the Closings?
  • Has Anything Else Been Shared With the Public?
  • Everything You Need to Know About the U.S. Embassy Closures

Where Did the Threats Originate?

The Yemen government is “on high alert against possible attacks in the days to come," a senior U.S. security official told CNN. As for the individuals involved, the threat could be coming from the al-Qaida offshoot Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) the same group responsible for the botched Christmas Day underwear bombing in 2009 and another foiled terrorist attack in 2011.

(Photo: Courtesy of the University of Texas)

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