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    US marine presence stirs anger in Yemen

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    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 a controversy among the political and religious leadership.

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