United States closing its embassy in conflict-hit Yemen

February 10, 2015 4:54 PM

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SANAA (REUTERS) - The United States is closing its embassy in Yemen, the Arabian penninsula state where a rebel group has seized control of the capital, embassy employees and a US official in Washington said on Tuesday.

Employees of the embassy in Sanaa said the US mission had been getting rid of documents and weapons and staff had been leaving the capital over the past days with a view of closing down completely by Wednesday.

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