Saturday, June 4, 2011

The prime minister and three counts of the Yemeni government, hospitalized in Saudi Arabia

Taiz. .- Yemeni Prime Minister Ali Mohamed al Muyawar has been transferred to Saudi Arabia, along with three more responsible, for treatment of injuries sustained in the attack yesterday, Efe reported an official source. Muyawar flew to the Saudi kingdom with the president of the Upper House of Parliament, Yehia Al Rai, said a senior source in the Yemeni government, who requested anonymity.

Were also transferred to the Deputy Minister of Defence Affairs and Security, Rashad al Alemi, and Deputy Secretary of the ruling General Popular Congress Party, Sadeq Amin Abu Ras. The four were injured in yesterday's attack against the presidential compound in Sanaa, causing minor injuries to the head the head of state, Ali Abdullah Saleh.

In that attack on a mosque inside the presidential compound, where they were praying Saleh and other officials of the regime, killing seven officers of the security services. Also injured several senior officials, besides those who were transferred last night to Saudi Arabia. Saleh accused the opposition tribal leader Sadeq al-Ahmar and his brothers of being behind the attack in an audiotape broadcast by state television.

Al Ahmar in a statement yesterday denied any involvement in the attack. Since last May 23 when the president rejected a third time signing a plan of Persian Gulf countries for a peaceful transfer of power, government forces clash in the capital, militants of al-Ahmar, head of the Hashed tribe and strongman of the opposition.

A source close to Al Ahmar Efe said by telephone that ten of his militiamen were killed and 35 wounded in clashes with police and Republican Guard around the home of Hamid, younger brother of Al Ahmar, in the Hedda's diplomatic quarter. Hamid is a leader of the main Yemeni opposition alliance, the Sharing Meeting, and sponsor of the protests against Saleh.

On the other hand, in Taiz in the south, the Republican Guard now deployed its tanks in the vicinity of one of the presidential palaces in this city, while continuing clashes between police and gunmen. The fighting centered on the outskirts of the Provincial Council building in the Al Qahira in the heart of Taiz, as could verify Efe.

In addition, dozens of gunmen have been deployed around Liberty Square, occupied last Sunday after security forces to evict thousands of protesters camped there. Yesterday, armed clashes in Taiz killed four policemen and two armed men, while 27 officers were injured and thirty protestors and opposition militants.

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