Wednesday, May 2, 2012

4 Yemeni soldiers wounded in renewed violence in Sana'a

By Fatik al-Rodaini
SANA'A, May 2, 2012- A security official said that clashes erupted on Wednesday in the Yemeni capital, Sana'a, between tribesmen belongs to Al-Ahmer family and Yemeni troops.
At least 4 Yemeni soldiers were wounded in the clashes took place near the Yemeni Interior Ministry headquarters.
The renewed fighting between the two groups will lead to more deaths and casualties, leaving many to fear that the worse was to come.
Last month, gunmen belong to Sheikh Sadeq al-Ahmar, a powerful tribal leader returned back to their previous sites in Hasaba, a northern district of Sana’a.
The new clashes coincided with a meeting gathered on Wednesday between Yemeni military committee and ambassadors of the GCC States, the UN Prominent Members and the EU in Sana'a reviewed the military shake-up, implementation the GCC power transfer deal and the UN Resolution 2014.
They also reviewed achievements made by units of the army backed by the public committees comprised of local tribesmen against al-Qaeda linked groups in Lawder and Zinjibar.
The committee further explained advances in the removal of armed manifestations and barracks, opening blocked roads and end of tensions.
Last Year witnessed fierce fighting between Yemeni government troops and tribesmen belonged to Sheikh Sadeq al-Ahmar, a powerful tribal leader led to the deaths of hundreds of innocent people.
Al-Ahmar family who for year had had its eyes on the presidential chair stood last year behind most of the protests, directing and organizing the political opposition as well as the Youth movement.

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