Sunday, June 5, 2011

Heavy fighting left five dead and several wounded in Yemen

Dubai. .- At least five people have died and several are injured in the course of the fighting taking place this Sunday in the city of Taiz, according to Al Arabiya. The pan-Arab network Al-Jazeera also is aware of numerous injuries in this city, Taiz - at the southern tip of the country - has been the scene of constant clashes last week between protesters and forces loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who is now in Saudi Arabia for treatment of his injuries from the bombing of his palace on Friday.

On the other hand, at least two people were killed and 15 others were injured by the explosion of a grenade into a barracks of a general-led forces opposed to President Yemeni capital, Sanaa, according to medical sources. Military sources have not confirmed that the case of an attack and believe the blast may have been accidental.

This incident takes place during the resumption of the fighting that has broken the fragile truce mediated by Saudi Arabia yesterday, according to the pan-Arab network Al Jazeera. Right now you can hear the noise of explosions capital and "heavy gunfire" in the neighborhood of Hasaba, witnesses said, between the army and rebels led by tribal leader Sadeq Al Ahmar.

Saudi diplomats yesterday won a temporary cessation of hostilities between troops and the faction Saleh al-Ahmar, the Hashed. This truce was used by the Yemeni leader to travel to Saudi Arabia. Today it has been known that the current acting president of Yemen, Abd Rabbu Mansur, is scheduled to meet with members of the military and children of Saleh to address the critical situation facing the country.

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