U.S. forces evacuating Yemen air base

March 21, 2015 4:23 PM

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U.S. troops were evacuating a southern Yemen air base Saturday as the situation in the country continues to deteriorate amid growing sectarian violence, multiple media outlets reported.

The U.S. military forces, including Special Forces commandoes, were leaving the Al Anad air base near the southern city of al-Houta, the Associated Press and CNN reported citing unnamed officials. About 100 troops and Special Forces members are stationed there.

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