U.S. warns its citizens of terror attacks in Yemen, Djibouti
The United States said it had received information that attacks similar to the anti-Israeli strikes on Thursday in Kenya could be repeated in Djibouti and Yemen and urged US nationals there to intensify their security precautions.
In separate statements, the State Department Saturday warned that the potential for Kenya-like attacks throughout East Africa, mainly in Djibouti, and in Yemen was high.
Meanwhile, a radical Muslim cleric said Saturday he believed al-Qaeda members were involved in attacks in Kenya.
"You are going to see this repeated all the time. With so many members of al-Qaeda all over the place," said Abu Hamza al-Masri, who leads prayers at London's Finsbury Park mosque.
Al-Masri, suspected by Washington of having links to al-Qaeda, said the dispersal of the network after the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan meant members were becoming more active in regional disputes.
"By forcing al-Qaeda to scatter around the world, Mr. Bush has made a mistake. He has given the inspiration for a global jihad," Al-Masri said. He added the news media and the United Nations were to blame for "global pressure against Islam." (Albawaba.com)
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