New FBI Team Arrives in Yemen for USS Cole Investigation [Archives:2001/32/Front Page]

August 6 2001

According to official sources, a new team of F.B.I. investigators arrived in Sana’a last Thursday night to follow up important questions related to the Cole bombing incident. The team includes new investigators to replace the old team, which had attracted some terrorist threats, according to the same source. The official 26 September newspaper recently mentioned that the F.B.I investigators will cooperate with their Yemeni counterparts in investigating the incident and bringing the culprits to justice. The White House fears a terrorist attack against US citizens in Yemen, which had previously led to the closure of the US Embassy in Sana’a. The suicide attack carried out against the USS Cole destroyer on the 12th of October 2000 while refueling at the port of Aden claimed the lives of 17 US marines and injured 28 others. Washington believes that Osama Ben Laden was behind the attack.