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Britain evacuates special forces from Yemen over worsening security

Reuters
Filed on March 23, 2015

US officials said on Saturday that the US had evacuated its own remaining personnel, including about 100 special operations forces, from Yemen because of the deteriorating security situation there.

London: Britain has evacuated its last special forces from Yemen because of the deteriorating security situation there, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday, following reports that the US had done the same.

Britain withdrew staff from its embassy in Yemen last month and temporarily suspended operations there over security concerns.

The person, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the extraction of special forces had occurred in recent days.

The Ministry of Defence said it never commented on such matters.

US officials said on Saturday that the US had evacuated its own remaining personnel, including about 100 special operations forces, from Yemen because of the deteriorating security situation there.

Houthi fighters opposed to Yemen's president took over the central city of Taiz at the weekend in an escalation of a power struggle.


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