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U.S. military hikes regional alert status after Yemen attack

Source: Reuters - Thu, 5 Dec 2013 09:16 PM
Author: Reuters
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MANAMA, Dec 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. military has increased its regional alert status following deadly, coordinated strikes on Yemen's defence ministry on Thursday, a senior U.S. defence official said.

The attack, which killed 52 people and wounded 167, was the worst single militant assault in Yemen in 18 months.

"The United States military is fully prepared to support our Yemeni partners in the wake of this incident," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity, and without offering further details. (Reporting by David Alexander; Writing by Phil Stewart; Editing by Eric Beech)

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