US FBI Investigators Leave Yemen [Archives:2001/38/Front Page]

September 17 2001

A Yemeni Security official mentioned that the 12 US investigators probing the Cole incident left Yemen on Wednesday because of what appears to be fear of a near attack. The FBI agents left Yemen on orders from Washington following last Tuesday’s attacks in New York and Washington. “Their departure is a routine precaution against possible attack,” he added, affirming that there was no specific threat against them. The USS Cole incident on October 12, 2000 caused severe damage to the warship and the death of 17 mariners.