Saturday, April 2, 2011

YEMEN - President Saleh is fighting for its survival

The newspaper dedicates its Dubai to defection, announced March 21, several leaders of the Yemeni army. In power for thirty-two years, Ali Abdullah Saleh was particularly let down by a parent, General Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar, commander of the powerful army 1st division and regarded as the second highest ranking behind the Yemeni president.

Military, political, religious and tribal leaders join in the mass ranks of the opposition to demand the immediate departure of Saleh, at a pace that has accelerated considerably since the violent repression of demonstrations on 18 March. Opponents, meeting place of the University in Sanaa, were that day shot at with live ammunition.

At least 52 of them were killed and more than a hundred were wounded.

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