U.S. evacuating remaining 100 special forces troops from Yemen: CNN

Houthi (Shi’ite) fighters ride a truck near the presidential palace in Sanaa, Jan. 22. 2015. Source.

(Reuters) – The United States is evacuating its remaining 100 special operations forces from Yemen, amid a deteriorating security situation in the country, CNN reported, citing sources in the region familiar with the matter.

CNN said the troops, who had conducted counterterrorism operations against al Qaeda and its affiliated militant groups, were the last U.S. forces stationed in Yemen.

The United States closed its embassy in Sanaa last month, after Houthi rebels took over the Yemeni capital.

On Friday, suicide bombers killed at least 137 worshippers and wounded hundreds more at two mosques in Sanaa, in coordinated attacks claimed by Islamic State.


Related: Yesterday the White House said there was evidence of a link to Islamic State.  MEMRI has details of the claim.

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  • ntt1

    the middle guy with out a rag on his head is obviously enjoying 7th century dentistry.
    camel piss, goat skin and sand will only take you so far.

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      …naw…he’s just dippin’ Khat, he gottum big jawful of juicy cud…

      • ntt1

        sure, never thought of that its part of their piety I believe… to be waxed on stimulants helps with the blood flow.

  • Ron MacDonald

    So much for Obama hold out Yemen as one of his successful ventures.

  • Samuel Gonzalez

    Funny how Obama regime touted Yemen as a success story right up to it fell to militant Islamists. Blog roll exchange?

    http://www.thelasttradition.com/

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Obama says no evidence. He didn’t arrange for that one?

  • Millie_Woods

    “Yesterday the White House said there was evidence of a link to Islamic State.”

    A socialist, a Muslim and a foreigner walk into the white house. A secret service man says “welcome home Mr. President .”

  • Norman_In_New_York

    U.S. special forces don’t belong there until Sunnis and Shiites finish slaughtering each other. This is turning into a second Syria, but without Kurds to offer hope for the redemption of civilization.

  • Hard Little Machine

    “al Qaeda is on their heels” – President Obama