41 U.S. citizens have filed a lawsuit against the State Department and Defense Department for allegedly failing to evacuate them from Yemen.
Last month, a 45-year-old Yemeni-American from California was killed by mortar fire in Yemen.
The suit, filed by the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the American-Arab anti-Discrimination Committee, seeks to compel the government to use all available resources to evacuate the stranded U.S. citizens.
“We filed earlier this morning with 41 plaintiffs that include people as young as just a couple of weeks old, United States citizens that are stuck in Yemen.”
U.S. State Department spokesperson Jeff Rathke has declined to respond to the lawsuit, saying the department has repeatedly advised Americans in Yemen to leave…