Monday, September 19, 2011

Yemeni military source denies Republican Guard's attack on first armored division

Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 19 / Trend A. İsgandarov /

A military source has denied reports by some broadcasters including Al Jazeera and Al Alam about Republican guard's attack on the first armored division’s base, Yemen News Agency reported.

Since February, millions of Yemenis have been demanding the ouster of Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has been in power for 32 years. Yemeni security forces use their weapons to disperse the anti-government actions. According to Western media, for two months the popular unrests in the country killed several hundreds people.

Despite months of protests, Saleh, who has been receiving treatment in neighbouring Saudi Arabia for the past three months for blast wounds he sustained in a bombing at the presidential palace, has so far refused to hand power to his deputy.

The UN plans also calls for the immediate launch of negotiations on the formation of a government of national reconciliation, which would rule the country for an interim period of three or six months during which preparations would be made for a presidential election.

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