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Aircraft Dispatched To Evacuate Russians From Yemen

June 10 2011


The Ministry of Emergency Situations says it has decided to send two Russian transport aircraft to Yemen to evacuate Russian citizens there, reports RIA Novosti.

The ministry dispatched Il-76 and Il-62 aircraft on Friday, a ministry spokesman said.

There are about 1,000 Russians currently in Yemen, he said.

Violence in Yemen has left the nation on the brink of a civil war.

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