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U.S. forces leave Yemen amid concerns it is haven for terror groups
U.S. forces leave Yemen amid concerns it is haven for terror groups

All remaining U.S. government personnel withdrew from Yemen over the weekend as fighting erupted near the last haven for American special forces there and an Iran-backed militia took control of key locations in the country’s third-largest city. About 100 American special operations troops evacuated Al Anad airbase in the southern part of Yemen on Saturday, as Al Qaeda militants fought house-to-house in a nearby town. The withdrawal comes a month after the U.S. embassy in the capital of Sana was vacated, after months of Shiite rebels clashing with government forces there. “Due to the deteriorating security situation in Yemen, the U.S. government has temporarily relocated its...

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