Sanaa, Yemen: Protestors angered by an anti-Islam film have stormed the US Embassy compound in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa.
The protestors were on the embassy’s grounds but did not enter the building housing the offices.
Before storming the embassy compound on Thursday, the demonstrators removed the embassy’s sign on the outer wall and set tires ablaze. Once inside the compound, they brought down the US flag and burned it.
Protestors march during a demonstration to denounce terror attacks and hail the decisions by Yemen’s president Abed Rabbu Mansour Hadi to replace security officials in Sanaa. Image for representational purposes only. AP
Yemen is home to al-Qaeda’s most active branch and the United States is the main foreign supporter of the Yemeni government’s counterterrorism campaign. The government on Tuesday announced that al-Qaida’s No 2 leader in Yemen was killed in an apparent US airstrike, a major blow to the terror network.
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