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US urges citizens to flee Yemen by sea

Foreigners carry their suitcases as they arrive at Sanaa International Airport on April 6, 2015 as hundreds of foreigners are evacuated from conflict-hit YemenThe United States admitted Monday that it has no immediate plans to rescue its nationals stranded in war-torn Yemen and urged them to flee the raging conflict by sea. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf could not tell reporters how many American civilians are thought to be caught up in the conflict, as citizens of other nations take to ships. “At this point, we have encouraged all US citizens to shelter and secure locations until they’re able to depart safely. A protest website representing Yemeni Americans — stuckinyemen.com — has accused Washington of abandoning dual nationals last month in its haste to close its embassy in Yemen.

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