Embassy Attack in Yemen a ‘Wake-Up Call’

Daily News Article - September 19, 2008


1. Name the president and capital of Yemen.

2. a) Who is Ali Soufan?
b) What is Mr. Soufan urging the U.S. government to do in the wake of this week's terrorist attack on the American Embassy in Yemen?

3. What action by Yemen's president signaled that his commitment to fight al Qaeda was slipping, according to Mr. Soufan?

4. What is Islamic Jihad in Yemen?

5. What is ironic about Susan Elbaneh's death?

6. Re-read paragraphs 6-8. Then read the bullet points below from a previous NY Sun article on the terrorist attacks in Yemen.

How do you think the U.S. should deal with the Yemini government in the wake of this latest attack?