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Yemen denies reports on US marines presence in Marib

Yemen denies reports on US marines presence in Marib

[03/February/2014]


SANA’A, Feb. 03 (Saba) - The ministry of defense said on Monday that media reports published on the presence of US marines in the governorate of Marib were baseless.

Speaking to Saba, an official source at the ministry confirmed that there were no marines in Marib or in other Yemeni governorates.

The source also explained that the troopers who have been seen in Marib were Yemen’s special operations and counterterrorism forces, where they were in a routine training mission.

The source called on the media outlets to ascertain information before disseminating the news.

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