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-- -- we spoke with a Yemeni government official and he told me two key things first.
The working assumption is that the al-Qaeda chapter in Yemen that al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Could be responsible to drive by style of shooting style tax and they're using it happened at near the home of the victim costs them uncle on a second.
As a Yemeni national working for the US -- cloning could have been seen as an easy.
A soft target -- wait for the militants to strike out at America.
US embassy in Sama has already been hit by violent protests last month in fact one of -- buckle on his jobs was to look into that violence there were questions about security -- that US embassy to whether or not was provided for by the United States.
Or by Yemen the Marines are right and they are now Alison.
-- what do we know about the broader picture of the level of violence in Yemen right now.
Well at the al-Qaeda in the -- -- the al-Qaeda chapter in Yemen is -- one was dangerous franchises all of the terror network perhaps.
Best known for the now killed US more militant on -- all a Lockheed also that failed Detroit Christmas bomber.
The theory is that a security vacuum could be left by the Arab Spring protests in Yemen in the change of government that would allow the militants to take charge that is why the US has been backing big time this year I Yemeni crack down on the terror -- networks and the militants.
Including a large number of drone strikes intelligence sharing and training up of forces.
And according to people I've been talking to today Alison that crackdown and the high public profile of the United States.
Playing a role in that crackdown could have resulted in the killing.
-- -- not so much for that afternoon.
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