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Thursday, December 05, 2013

Military Boosts Mideast Alert Status Following Yemen Bombing

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2013 – The U.S. military boosted its alert status across the Middle East following today’s reported militant bombing of a defense ministry hospital in Yemen.

The alleged attack, which occurred in Sanaa, Yemen’s capital city, reportedly killed dozens of people.

"The United States military has increased its regional alert status following the terrorist attack on the Yemeni Republic Ministry of Defense. The United States military is fully prepared to support our Yemeni partners in the wake of this incident," a senior defense official said on background.

“The United States condemns the terrorist attack against the Yemeni Ministry of Defense, which resulted in the senseless killing and wounding of dozens,” U.S. State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf said in a statement.

“We extend our sincere condolences to the families of the victims,” Harf added. “We stand with Yemen against this violence and remain firmly committed to supporting the Yemeni people as they seek to conclude the National Dialogue and move forward peacefully with Yemen’s historic democratic transition.”

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