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

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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.

the army is cracking apart in Yemen, political defects galore

21.03.2011 § 1 Comment

60 per cent of the Yemeni army is allied with the protesters, politicians are joining. How much does this represent  a grab for power by a different political alliance? JURY’S OUT.

The Nothing says: Check out this LINK. excerpts below.

Several top Yemeni army commanders have declared their support for anti-government protesters seeking the resignation of the country’s president, Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Major General Ali Mohsen Saleh, the head of the north western military zone and the head of the first armoured division, said on Monday that he had deployed army units to protect the protesters…

several other commanders, among them Brigadier Hameed Al Koshebi, head of brigade 310 in Omran area, Brigadier Mohammed Ali Mohsen, head of the eastern division, Brigadier Nasser Eljahori, head of brigade 121, and General Ali Abdullaha Aliewa, adviser of the Yemeni supreme leader of the army, rallied behind Major General Saleh and defected…

Several ministers resigned from the government after Friday’s violence. Abdullah Alsaidi, Yemen’s ambassador to the United Nations, also quit in protest over the killings.

Huda al-Baan, Yemen’s human rights minister, said she had resigned from the government and the ruling party in protest over the sniper attack on demonstrators…

Earlier on Monday, the Yemeni ambassadors to Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Kuwait, Egypt and China resigned from their posts. Some of the also resigned from Saleh’s ruling party.

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