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Marines to Boost Security in Saudi Arabia

A team of U.S. Marines has arrived in this Red Sea port to assist in security at a U.S. Consulate that came under attack this week by Islamic militants, an American Embassy official said Thursday. The anti-terrorism security team arrived Wednesday, embassy spokeswoman Carol Kalin said. She provided no details, but such teams typically include 50 Marines and are expert in providing security and conducting raids in urban areas, Marine officials in the United States have said. The teams often are deployed in the aftermath of a terrorist attack. In Jiddah, they will reinforce the consulate’s defenses. The State Department has warned that more terror attacks are possible in the kingdom. Full Story

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