U.S. sending Marines to Sudan to bolster embassy security

WASHINGTON Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:44pm EDT

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is sending a platoon of Marines to Sudan to bolster security at the U.S. embassy in Khartoum, an American official told Reuters on Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The Pentagon, responding to a wave of anti-American protests sweeping the Middle East, has taken similar steps in Libya and Yemen as fury over a film that insults the Prophet Mohammad tore across the region.

(Reporting by Phil Stewart; editing by Christopher Wilson)