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Terrorism / Worldwide Alert / Al Qaeda in Yemen #1049246

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 03, 2013
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(Studio: Lester Holt) The worldwide travel alert for US citizens overseas due to the threat of a terrorism attack by Al Qaeda introduced.

(White House: Kristen Welker) The threat from the Al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen, the closing of embassies in the Middle East, examined; State Department statement quoted. [Joints Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Martin DEMPSEY - says the Al Qaeda branch intends to attack western interests.] [NBC's Atia ABAWI††- recalls the 2011 attack on the Libyan embassy.] [Representative Peter KING - talks about Al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula.] [NBC terrorism analyst Roger CRESSEY†- talks about government action.] How Germany, Britain and France are also closing their embassies noted.

(Studio: Lester Holt; Cairo: Michael Leiter) The rise of the Al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen discussed.

(Studio: Lester Holt; Cairo: Richard Engel) The problems in Yemen allowing the terrorism threat and the three reasons for the timing of the threat discussed.

(Studio: Lester Holt) Further coverage of the threat story on "Meet the Press' noted.

Holt, Lester;
Welker, Kristen;
Leiter, Michael;
Engel, Richard

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