Hundreds of protesters storm US embassy in the Yemeni capital, angry over a film they believe is blasphemous to Islam. Hundreds of Yemeni demonstrators stormed the US embassy in Sanaa on Thursday (September 13) in protest at a film they consider blasphemous to Islam, and security guards tried to hold them off by firing into the air. The attack followed Tuesday night's storming of the United States Consulate in Benghazi, where the ambassador and three other staff were killed. President Barack Obama said the perpetrators would be tracked down and ordered two destroyers to the Libyan coast, but there were fears protests would spread to other countries in the Muslim world. Witnesses in Sanaa said the demonstrators smashed windows of the security offices outside the embassy before breaking through the main gate of the heavily fortified compound in eastern Sanaa. Security guards opened fire. The protests were triggered by an obscure video made in the United States that portrayed the Prophet Mohammad in insulting terms. Yemen is fighting an al Qaeda-backed insurrection largely in the south of the country.
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