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Yemen President Wounded in Palace Shelling

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been wounded in shelling at the presidential compound in the capital, Sana’a. Western media accounts quote an opposition television report as saying Mr. Saleh was at a mosque in the presidential compound when rockets landed during Friday prayers. Yemeni officials say several high-ranking officials also were wounded. Western reports […]

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Yemen Fighting Escalates Further

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Clashes in the Yemeni capital escalated further on Friday, with the destruction of the headquarters of an opposition TV station. Reports say the fighting in Sana’a is expanding into new neighborhoods of the city, and tribesmen loyal to the opposition are traveling to the capital city to take part in the fighting. The rising chaos […]

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Yemeni Troops Clash with Tribesman Pushing Towards Capital

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni security forces have clashed with thousands of opposition fighters preparing to enter the capital, Sana’a, to reinforce fellow tribesmen loyal to Sheikh Sadeq al-Ahmar. The rising chaos is pushing the conflict closer to an all-out civil war. Witnesses said Thursday that government troops, including elite Republican Guard units, confronted the tribal fighters at a […]

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Yemeni Tribesman Push to Enter Capital

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni security forces and loyalists of an opposition tribal chief have clashed on the outskirts of the capital, Sana’a. Witnesses say hundreds of tribesmen loyal to Sheikh Sadeq al-Ahmar are trying to make their way to his Sana’a neighborhood , which is being pounded by government forces. They say dozens of people have been killed […]

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Flights Suspended as Yemen Fighting Intensifies

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Flights have been suspended at the airport in the Yemeni capital as fighting intensifies between government forces and armed tribesmen. Reports said airport operations were halted when the fighting moved close to the airport Thursday. Thousands of armed tribesmen are said to be heading to the capital, Sana’a, to join the fight against government forces. […]

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Fighting in Yemen Intensifies

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Unrest is intensifying in Yemen, where a battle rages in the capital city and troops have fired on protesters in the southern city of Taiz. Reports Thursday said thousands of armed tribesmen are heading to the capital, Sana’a, to join the fight against government forces. Government forces are reported to be shelling the positions of […]

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Deadly Street Battles Kill 41 in Yemen’s Capital

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni government forces and fighters loyal to tribal leader Sheik Sadeq al-Ahmar continue to exchange heavy gunfire in the capital, Sana’a, battling for control of key positions as more foreign diplomats leave the impoverished, war-torn country. The fighting in Sana’a raged until dawn Wednesday and continued in bursts throughout the day. Medical officials and witnesses […]

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Yemeni Forces May Be Targeting Military Defectors

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, say government forces have shelled a government building where army officers who have defected to the opposition are suspected to have taken refuge. The shelling occurred during clashes in the capital between pro-government forces and loyalists to Sheik Sadeq al-Ahmar, an opposition tribal chief. Medical officials and witnesses tallying […]

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At Least 37 Dead in Yemen Fighting

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Yemen say at least 37 people were killed in heavy fighting overnight in the capital, Sana’a. Battles raged on several fronts as a tenuous ceasefire announced Friday broke down. The fighting in Sana’a erupted early Tuesday with breakaway army units loyal to Sheik Sadeq al-Ahmar attacking a number of government buildings. Opposition tribesmen […]

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