Embassy Marines ordered to surrender their weapons before Yemen evacuation

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WASHINGTON, DC. (WPMT) U.S. Embassy Marines in Yemen handed over their M-9 pistols and M-4 carbines before evacuating the chaotic country with diplomatic personnel, the Pentagon said Wednesday.

The Marines also left behind several vehicles at the airport in the capital city of Sanaa before departing on a civilian flight, said Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman.

Marines also destroyed their machine guns and other crew served weapons before departing the U.S. Embassy.

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