APTOPIX Mideast Yemen Embassy Security

Dozens of American diplomats have been flown out of Yemen in case of an attack by al Qaeda.

FOX News Radio's Emily Wither reports:

If you're an American in Yemen right now, the State Department is urging you to leave immediately. The U.S. Air Force evacuated a number of Americans from the country earlier while the British government is also shutting down its Embassy operations and pulling out its citizens.

This comes as a U.S. drone strike kills four suspected al Qaeda militants there. It follows increased chatter picked up by U.S. intelligence that an al Qaeda attack is in the planning.

Nineteen diplomatic posts across the Mideast and Africa will remain closed until at least the weekend.

Emily Wither, FOX News Radio.

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