Sunday, September 18, 2011

26 dead in Yemen riots (updated)

Sep 19, 2011 Moscow Time

26 people are dead and more than 200 others wounded after government forces in the Yemeni capital Sana’s fired live rounds at demonstrators demanding an end to the over 30-year rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. More than 100,000 people are taking part in the protests.

Saleh, now in Saudi Arabia to receive treatment for injuries suffered in an assassination attempt, says he will only hand over power to a constitutionally elected successor.

His country has been ablaze since January. The fatalities in the revolt are estimated at over 200.

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