US marine presence stirs anger in Yemen

Sanaa on high alert after French magazine cartoons of Prophet Muhammad raise new fears of violence.

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.

Source: Al Jazeera