The United States evacuated almost 100 special operations forces in addition to its remaining personnel in Yemen due to the deteriorating security situation in the country, U.S. State Department officials told reporters late Saturday.
The decision follows a series of attacks, claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), in the capital of Sanaa which killed 142 people.
The Security Council is scheduled to meet on Sunday following a request from embattled Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi for an “urgent intervention.”
The U.S. State Department also said it stood with other members of the Security Council in supporting Hadi and urged Houthi rebels and allies to stop “violent incitement” against him, Reuters news agency reported.
Hadi has been holding court in the Southern city of Aden after fleeing house arrest in the capital Sanaa imposed by Houthi fighters who seized the presidential palace.