Monday, March 23, 2015

British Special Forces Join U.S. Special Forces In Evacuating From Yemen

SKY News: British Special Forces Pull Out Of Yemen

British troops are airlifted out of the capital Sana'a as the UN warns rebel advances leave the country on the brink of civil war.

UK Special Forces have pulled out of Yemen because of the deteriorating security situation in the country.

Sky News understands they were airlifted from the capital Sana'a over the weekend.

They had been operating in the country alongside US counterparts, who have now also been withdrawn.

US forces evacuated al Annad airbase near the southern city of al Houta, which was captured by al Qaeda militants on Friday.

More News On British And U.S. Special Forces Being Evacuated From Yemen

Britain evacuates special forces from Yemen over worsening security -- Reuters
State Department: U.S. pulls remaining forces out of Yemen -- CNN
U.S. forces evacuate Yemen air base -- USA Today
Yemen crisis: US troops withdraw from air base -- BBC
US military, diplomatic personnel quit Yemen as country descends into civil war -- Long War Journal
Chaos in Yemen Stymies U.S. Counterterror Operations -- WSJ
Out of Yemen, U.S. Is Hobbled in Terror Fight -- NYT

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