Saturday, June 25, 2011

Two Killed in Arhab Clashes with Republican Guards

Sana'a, June 25, 2011- Two people were killed in governmental raids against tribal militants in Arhab district, 40 km north of Sana'a. Republican guards have been clashing with militants for more than 24 hours, and are getting closer to occupying the military compound in the district.

Eyewitnesses said that the guards random;y raided villages in Arhab destroying tens of homes and forcing residents to join the tribal militants against government forces.

At least 15 residents have been injured in the attacks. Clashes have intensified and are ongoing.

Security officials in Sana'a are claiming that opposition forces are behind the continuous attacks on Republican Guards military compounds in an effort to weaken the ruling family and the Yemeni government.

Source: Yemen Post

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