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US marine presence stirs anger in Yemen
Sanaa on high alert after French magazine cartoons of Prophet Muhammad raise new fears of violence.
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2012 01:39

Sanaa, the Yemeni capital, is once again on high alert after a French magazine released controversial cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad only days after protests over an anti-Islam video.

In an effort to boost security in the city, Washington has sent in dozens of marines to protect the US embassy.

In a nation where drone strikes targeting al-Qaeda fighters have killed civilians, the marines' presence has caused controversy among the political and religious leadership.

They say it is a breach of their sovereignty. Al Jazeera's Jane Ferguson reports from Sanaa.

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