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Four night-time raids carried out by US planes says local military official who spoke on condition of anonymity. Four night-time raids carried out by US planes says local military official who spoke on condition of anonymity. PHOTO: AFP/FILE ADEN: Overnight air raids struck an al Qaeda meeting and control post in southern Yemen, killing around 15 people including a long-hunted regional militant leader, tribal chiefs said on Tuesday.
Largely unreported by the global media, Yemen’s revolutionaries have been taking part in what they have called the ‘Life March’, travelling, largely on foot, from the city of Taiz, to the capital Sana’a. Over the last four days they have arrived in various towns and villages on the route, stopping to be greeted and welcomed by locals. Many of those locals then joined them as the march continued. This above is a video of the protesters travelling through the mountains on the outskirts of Sana’a.
A high-ranking Yemeni official who spoke on the condition of anonymity said that Yemen had provided the United States with intelligence on the location of the cleric, , who was killed by an American drone strike on Friday. The information came from “a recently captured operative,” the official said. He said that Yemeni security officials located Mr. Awlaki on Friday morning in a house in the village of Al Khasaf in Al Jawf Province. The remote village lies in a desert where the Yemeni state has no control and tribes with varying loyalties rule. The United States said that Mr.
This post is part of our special coverage Yemen Protests 2011 . Yemen has been witnessing increased and unprecedented violence in the past few days. Ibrahim Mothana tweeted on September 18th: @imothana : The brutality and violence used against protesters in Sanaa today is unprecedented!! #Yemen A hashtag #SanaaMassacre was used by Yemeni tweeps to report updates on the violence used by the regime to crack down on unarmed protesters in Change Square in Sanaa.
In the past few days, the authorities have arrested more photographers and photo-journalists who had been covering the pro-democracy demonstrations taking place in Bahrain since mid-February. The aim of these targeted arrests is to limit the dissemination of news reports, photos and video of the protests and the government crackdown. Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of these photographers and of all the other people who have been arrested for circulating information about the protests and repression. The press freedom organization also calls on the courts to overturn the conviction of Hassan Salman Al-Ma’atooq , a photographer who has been sentenced to three years in prison. Reporters Without Borders has learned that a military court imposed the sentence on Ma’atooq on 12 May after convicting him on four charges including two relating to his work as a photographer – fabricating photos of injured people and disseminating false photos and information.
NEW: President Saleh's party "has no problem signing" the deal, a party official says NEW: The head of the Gulf Cooperation Council will return to Sanaa within 72 hours He'd abruptly cut short a meeting Saturday, after Saleh made last-minute demands An opposition official says it won't send figures to Riyadh and says Saleh is insincere (CNN) -- A key outside broker will return to Yemen this week hoping to salvage the power transfer deal that aims to end months of turmoil in the Middle Eastern nation, a senior ruling party official said Sunday. Members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, a regional coalition that helped broker the pact, will work this week on a solution to the crisis, according to the official.
The day before US missiles began raining down on Muammar el-Qaddafi’s Libya, hundreds of miles away—across the Red Sea—security forces under the control of Yemen’s US-backed president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, massacred more than fifty people who were participating in an overwhelmingly peaceful protest in the capital, Sana. Some of the victims were shot in the head by snipers. About the Author Jeremy Scahill Jeremy Scahill, a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute, is the author of the bestselling Blackwater... Also by the Author