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Royal Marines Prepared For Evacuation Of Brits In Yemen

June 07 2011

United Kingdom

A force of about 80 British Royal Marines are on standby off the coast of Yemen to assist with a possible evacuation of Britons, the BBC reports.

The marines are aboard a support ship, RFA Fort Victoria, according to naval sources.

Several hundred Britons are thought to be in Yemen, which has suffered violence and political instability for weeks.

The Ministry of Defense, while refusing to give details, did say a military presence is in the region, reported the Press...

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