US says Yemini authorities hold 12 Americans

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
June 8, 2010 03:15

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

WASHINGTON — Yemen authorities have 12 Americans in custody, and the arrests may be linked to a joint US-Yemeni anti-terror campaign, a US State Department spokesman said Monday.

The spokesman, P.J. Crowley,  provided no details about the case except to say the State Department is aware of the arrests and is seeking more information about the individuals being held.

The revelations come as the US government continued to encourage Yemen to move against al-Qaida-linked militants in the country who officials fear may be involved in plots to attack the United States or other Western interests. US officials worry that Yemen is becoming the next significant terror staging ground and say insurgents, including some individuals from the United States, are training in camps in Yemen's vast undergoverned spaces.

Related Content

Breaking news
July 16, 2018
Suspect dead, three officers wounded in Kansas City shootouts

By REUTERS