YEMEN: Friday, presidential palace hammered with rockets, escalating unrest

04.06.2011 § Leave a comment

Washington Post:

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh was wounded when opposition tribesmen determined to topple him hammered his palace with rockets Friday in a major escalation of nearly two weeks of fighting with government forces. (June 3) (The Associated Press)

Al Jazeera Yemen Live Blog

Vid of shelling


In Taiz, the reporter said that government troops fired heavy fire on tens of thousands of peaceful demonstrators, having gathered in the courtyard of an alternative close to Freedom Square, which government forces stormed and burned tents in full on Tuesday.

And the two gunmen from the tribes that has vowed to protect peaceful demonstrators clashes with government troops, witnesses said the gunmen were able to destroy three military vehicles…

He said participants in the sit that two shells landed in front of wall of the university, as it was reported that snipers peppered the change in Sanaa yard shot from the direction of the neighborhood streets of Rabat and Cairo, which led to the downfall of a number of wounded.

Echoed the tens of thousands of protestors chanting opposition inside the tents and drew an urgent distress call to all organizations and international humanitarian quickly intervene to prevent the Yemeni regime of “killing like what happened in Freedom Square in Taiz.”

He also called on young people know what a revolution of peaceful change in Yemen, all Yemenis to participate in the largest crowds of the country is witnessing today in the framework of what they called “Fri fulfill.”

In the south of Sanaa, Taiz, fought gunmen on Thursday afternoon the streets of war with government forces and militants of the ruling party in the streets of the city.

Eyewitnesses said that the authorities shut down the entire city and prevent access to them for fear of the arrival of thousands of protesters from secondary towns in Taiz.

The clashes broke out between government forces and protesters tried to regroup near the Liberty Square in Taiz, but were held off by government forces fired live bullets are heavy as eyewitness accounts of what led to the injury of two of them.


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