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    Three human rights groups sued US Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter for abandoning US citizens in Yemen amid the ongoing conflict, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said in a press release on Thursday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of the US government's failure to protect Americans in Yemen from ongoing military action, the release explained.

    “The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus (ALC) today announced the filing of a lawsuit against Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter seeking government action to evacuate American citizens trapped in Yemen,” the release said.

    Forty-one US citizens or permanent residents trapped in Yemen are named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit, according to the release.

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