U.S. sends Marines to Yemen to bolster security

WASHINGTON Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:52am EDT

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A platoon of Marines from with the fleet anti-terrorism security team have been sent to Yemen to bolster security at the embassy and are now on the ground in Sanaa, the Pentagon said on Friday.

"This is partly a response to events over the past two days at our embassy in Yemen but it's also in part a precautionary measure," Pentagon spokesman George Little told reporters.

(Reporting by Phil Stewart)