US to move 200 Marines to Italy base after Libya raid

October 8, 2013 16:12

WASHINGTON - The United States will move about 200 Marines to a US base at Sigonella, Italy from one in Spain in the next day or so, US military officials said on Tuesday, bolstering the US ability to respond to any crises after its raid in Libya.

The move comes after a US special operations forces captured a senior al-Qaida figure in Libya on Saturday and whisked him to a warship for questioning.One US military official called the Marines' move to Naval Air Station Sigonella a "prudent, precautionary" measure after the Libya raid.

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