U.S. Embassy in Yemen: Just the beginning

My thanks to the Northeast Intelligence Network for this report.

The attack against the US Embassy in Yemen is just the beginning of a resurgence of terrorist attacks against the West, according to intelligence sources close to the Northeast Intelligence Network. The attack on Wednesday, conducted by the Islamic Jihad group in Yemen, claimed the lives of 16 Yemeni soldiers and civilians.

One of the civilians killed in the embassy bombing has been identified as 18 year-old Susan ELBANEH of Lackawanna, NY. Ms. ELBANEH, a U.S. citizen and a 2008 graduate of the Lackawanna High School in the Buffalo suburb, is the cousin of Jaber ELBANEH, a Yemeni-American fugitive who is on the FBI's most wanted list. Jaber ELBANEH is associated with the infamous "Lackawanna Six," a reference to six members of the Buffalo suburb who were arrested in 2002 for terrorist-related activities.

Despite Jaber's most-wanted status, the government of Yemen has been steadfast in their refusal to extradite him to the United States. According to the family of Susan ELBANEH, the young woman was killed outside of the embassy, where she was with her husband of two months and her sister-in-law.

According to information developed from intelligence sources, additional attacks against other embassies are anticipated. "This appears to be the start of a more aggressive campaign being launched by al Qaeda and related terrorist organizations," stated one intelligence source. "Expect more attacks, and perhaps more spectacular attacks, in the immediate future," added this source.

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