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Marines Comb Borders As Worries Rise in Kenya

U.S. and British marines today combed Kenya’s borders with Somalia and Sudan and monitored Western targets here in the capital as fears of an attack by a suspected al Qaeda operative caused nervousness at airports, embassies and foreign residences. In what was described as a low-key but serious mission, an undisclosed number of troops were deployed to Kenya from posts in Djibouti and elsewhere around the Horn of Africa. In Nairobi, home to more than 50,000 Westerners, U.S. Marines in plain clothes could be seen in the vicinity of embassies and so-called soft targets, including foreign residences clustered in several upscale neighborhoods and an outdoor shopping center frequented by Westerners. More than 1,800 U.S. troops are operating in the Horn of Africa as part of an anti-terrorism task force. Full Story

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