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U.S. naval ships complete passage through Suez Canal
March 2, 2011 / 2:28 PM / 7 years ago

U.S. naval ships complete passage through Suez Canal

ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Two U.S. amphibious assault ships, the USS Kearsarge and the USS Ponce, passed through Egypt’s Suez Canal on Wednesday, arriving in the Mediterranean, a canal official said.

<p>A man looks on as U.S. amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge sails through the Suez canal in Ismailia, north of Cairo, March 2, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

The United States had said on Monday it was moving ships and planes closer to Libya, where a revolt against Muammar Gaddafi’s rule is under way. The Kearsarge can carry 2,000 Marines.

Reporting by Yusri Mohamed; Writing by Dina Zayed

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