Pentagon: US flies some personnel out of Yemen capital

August 6, 2013 14:31

WASHINGTON - The US Air Force on Tuesday flew some American personnel out of Sanaa, Yemen, the Pentagon said, as the United States told its citizens to leave the country and ordered the evacuation of non-essential government staff because of a terror threat.

"In response to a request from the US State Department, early this morning the US Air Force transported personnel out of Sanaa, Yemen, as part of a reduction in emergency personnel," Pentagon spokesman George Little said in a statement.He did not specifying which types of personnel were involved or where they were taken.

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