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U.S. forces preparing for trouble in Libya

Dozens of supporters of the militant group, Ansar al-Shariah, burn an American flag and shout anti-American slogans denouncing the U.S. violation of Libya\'s sovereignty in the abduction of Abu Anas al-Libi, in the center of Benghazi, Libya, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. On Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, the U.S. Army\'s Delta Force captured Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, known by his alias Anas al-Libi, an al-Qaida leader linked to the 1998 American Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. (AP Photo/Mohammed el-Shaiky)

WASHINGTON – Several hundred U.S. Marines have been moved into position to rapidly respond to possible violence in Libya, according to a Department of Defense official.

The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told WTOP it’s a “prudent measure” after the arrest of Abu Anas al-Libi in Tripoli, Libya which triggered diplomatic protests claiming the U.S. violated Libya’s sovereignty when he was arrested.

The official said 200 Marines attached to the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force for Crisis Response (SP-MAGTF Crisis Response), currently based at Mor


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