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August 17, 2014 | NPR · American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
 

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May 10, 2014 — Last month's incident has the potential to inflame tensions with a U.S. ally on the war on terror. Officials say the two officers are no longer in the country.
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Dec 23, 2013 — Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula says one of its fighters disobeyed orders and targeted a hospital during an attack on Yemen's Defense Ministry complex.
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Dec 5, 2013 — At least 20 people were killed in the violence, in which a gun battle followed a large explosion in Sanaa. No group claimed responsibility for the attack, but several analysts have noted that it resembles the operations of al-Qaida.
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Aug 7, 2013 — It is a recurring question for the U.S. government as it tries to weigh the need to warn the public of potential threats, while also trying to quietly track terrorists.
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Aug 7, 2013 — A government spokesman tells the BBC that terrorists had hoped to blow up oil pipelines and attack some cities. Yemen remains at the center of concerns about possible terrorist attacks. Those concerns have led to the temporary closings of some U.S. diplomatic posts.
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Aug 6, 2013 — Already on alert across the Middle East and North Africa because of intelligence about possible terrorist attacks, the U.S. has now issued a very specific warning about travel in Yemen.
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Feb 6, 2013 — The Obama administration wanted to keep the existence of the base secret. It has been used to target al-Qaida members in Yemen.
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Sep 13, 2012 — The violent protests at U.S. embassies this week seemed to catch the new Middle East governments flat-footed. So are these attacks an aberration on the rocky road of nation building, or a harbinger of a region moving toward greater chaos?
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May 24, 2012 — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the efforts are frustrating terrorists.
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May 21, 2012 — The death toll from an attack on soldiers rehearsing for a military parade is reportedly approaching 100. Also today, a U.S. Coast Guard instructor was shot and wounded in Yemen.
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