Sunday, October 16, 2011

Clashes Between Pro and Anti-regime Forces Left at Least Six Dead in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (Oct. 16) – At least six reported killed, including five in capital Sanaa and one woman in southern city of Taiz, as a result of clashes between Yemeni protesters and pro-Saleh security forces, according to media reports.

At Least Six Killed in Yemen with New Wave of Violence

 Mohammed al-Qubati, a doctor at the field clinic at the demonstrators’ camp in Sanaa, told that three demonstrators and two soldiers who defected and joined the protesters were killed in the capital today.

Anti-regime protests started in Yemen with the beginning of this year inspired by the uprising and revolutions in neighbor countries like Tunisia and Egypt which forced the longtime rulers to roll their beds and leave the power.

The political crisis in Yemen worsened as military and tribal leaders joined the opposition. Efforts by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to broker a power-transfer agreement have already failed.

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Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh returned to Yemen on last month after a 3-month medical treatment following a rocket attack on his palace by the anti-regime tribal forces.

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