US Embassy attacked in Yemen
No Americans injured in Sanaa
- Duration 4:26
- Date Sep 13, 2012
No Americans injured in Sanaa
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Good morning everyone today is Thursday September 13 2012 we began this morning with the Fox News alert even more.
Violent protests spreading throughout the Middle East this morning this time Yemen.
And again in Egypt within the past hour hundreds of demonstrators stormed the US embassy in Yemen the Associated Press reported they were chanting death to America.
And they ripped down the American flag and set on fire.
Yemen is home to Al qaeda's most active branch of -- according to yemen's embassy in Washington there haven't been any -- Told this -- -- that.
Continue in Egypt at this hour yes continuing in Egypt here's a live look at the streets of Cairo right now these protests we understand -- being led by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Where protesters are still filling the streets.
Police have been using tear gas to disperse.
Thousands of protesters let's see if they do better today than they did previously.
Meantime riots are also breaking out in Tunisia where dozens of protesters reportedly burned American flags outside the US and -- bears you can see right there has been speculation that these clashes -- in response to an American produces anti Muslim anti Mohammed movie.
But Intel officers think it's a possibility.
That this was linked to the eleventh anniversary of 9/11.
This following that deadly attack on the US consulate in -- does he.
In Libya were four Americans were killed including of course the US ambassador to Libya Cris Stevens.
Let's go live now to -- help cut he's covering this story for us live in London with a good morning to -- Hey aggression -- Brian you know we've been tracking a very busy morning here we've just been speaking to folks.
On the ground outside the US embassy in sun Yemen.
They say that basically the situation seems to be under control there there's a couple thousand people outside of the embassy there's about a thousand.
Yemeni security forces trying to keep things under control.
I didn't do that embassy complex what you got as a security house in front of the main building apparently some of the demonstrators got into that security building.
Did some damage tore down some items but.
No shots were fired and no injuries were incurred but still a fluid situation there then as you noted shifting over to Cairo in front of the US embassy there.
Again through the night the there was rock throwing there was tear gas shooting by the police against it against the protesters.
This is after of course -- -- big violence we saw earlier in in the week there there is a call for calm from the president of Egypt today call for a peaceful protest but it's not quite turning out that way in -- -- -- -- -- noted that.
It's happening in Cairo what's happening in Yemen and other places like -- tie game it is believed to be -- or at least the distribution on the Internet of that -- US.
-- -- a film -- the film made in the US seem to be critical of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed and that is thought to be at possibly want to motivate -- for the violence that we saw on Tuesday in -- -- in Libya that resulted in the death of the US ambassador to -- Cris Stevens and three other Americans -- quick update on the situation there.
The best of our knowledge of the four and bodies of the American diplomats are now.
At a US military hospital in Germany they have been evacuated all American staff is -- back we've -- -- going in the other direction though we believe there's about fifty Marines from a rapid response anti terror team that are on the ground now.
In a Libya there are there is one not the US navy destroyer off the coast another coming there too as well as FBI agents as well as we of understated as well I stepped up drone surveillance operation -- now we're talking about a terror manhunt and and Libya -- because it is believed that in addition to the motivate her of that that -- made in the US.
It could have been a complex organized organized operation to take out US officials within al-Qaeda link.
Looked at very hard -- -- that we have seen as seen this week coming from Ayman Al zawahiri the al-Qaeda number one who was citing that they Qaeda number two was killed by the US and called on people to take action that might have been motivate her for al-Qaeda elements in Libya a complex and fluid situation guys back to act and very expensive -- pal pat thanks so much.