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U.S. orders embassy staff to leave Tunisia, Sudan
Sudanese demonstrators head toward the German and U.S. embassies in Khartoum on Friday: The U.S. has ordered non-essential embassy staff to leave Sudan in the wake of violent protests.
Sudanese demonstrators head toward the German and U.S. embassies in Khartoum on Friday: The U.S. has ordered non-essential embassy staff to leave Sudan in the wake of violent protests.
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he U.S. State Department is ordering non-essential staff to leave American embassies in Tunisia and Sudan (pictured) amid heightened concerns over growing anti-American violence. The American embassies in Tunis, Tunisia, and Khartoum, Sudan, were attacked on Friday by demonstrators furious over a provocative and amateurish anti-Islam video made by a filmmaker in the United States. During the siege in Tunis, four people were killed and 46 were injured. In Khartoum, 5,000 protesters stormed the German and British embassies in addition to breaking into the U.S. property. At least two people were killed in the Sudan rioting. Sudan is also vetoing a U.S. request to send 50 Marines to the African country to help with security. "Sudan is able to protect the diplomatic missions in Khartoum and the state is committed to protecting its guests in the diplomatic corps," Sudanese Foreign Minister Ali Ahmed Karti said, according to the state news agency.

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