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Gunmen attack presidential palace in Yemen; InjurePresident Ali Abdullah Saleh

Military officials and witnesses report dozens of gunmen attacked the presidential palace at Taiz, Yemen on Friday. The gunmen killed four soldiers in an attempt to storm the compound. Gunman also injured president Ali Abdullah Saleh in his compound in Sanaa. Saleh left the country overnight for medical treatment in Saudi Arabia. One of the […]

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Yemen Security Force Gunfire Kills At Least Four Protesters

Security forces opened fire on protesters in Yemen Tuesday, killing at least three. And on Wednesday gunmen on motorcycles strafed demonstrators in a port city, Al Hudaydah, killing another, according to an opposition activist. Video shot by someone walking with protesters shows a chaotic scene in Sanaa. Protesters threw stones at government forces, who were […]

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Yemen: Fighting in Sanaa Between Tribesmen Loyal to President Saleh and Mutinous Soldiers Supporting Anti-Government Protesters

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Tribesmen loyal to Yemen’s embattled president on Tuesday clashed with a group of soldiers whose commander has sided with the opposition, and the fighting in a suburb of the capital Sanaa left three tribesmen dead. New fighting reported in Sanaa, Yemen where three people were reported killed in the capital city. The fight […]

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At Least 42 Protesters Killed at Anti-Government Rally by Plainclothes Snipers in Sanaa, Yemen

According to witness and medical personnel, Yemeni security forces and plainclothes snipers rooftops shot and killed up to 42 protesters at an anti-government rally in Sanaa after Muslim prayers on Friday President Ali Abdullah Saleh declared a state of emergency. Also, at least 300 were injured. “I express my extreme sorrow for what happened today […]

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Thousands Keep Up Protest in Sanaa, Yemen

Thousands of protesters gathered in Yemen’s capital Sanaa on Sunday to call for president Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down. Saleh suffered another blow when two powerful chiefs from his own tribe joined the opposition. Ali Abdullah Saleh is the first and current President of the Republic of Yemen. Saleh previously served as President of […]

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Mail Bomb Intercepted at East Midland Airport, England Was Scheduled to Explode Over U.S. Soil

Two powerful bombs were hidden inside printer cartridge in a printer and shipped to addresses in Chicago. One of the bombs was intercepted at England’s East Midlands Airport and the other bomb was discovered at a FedEx facility in Dubai. A forensic investigation determined the bomb on the UPS aircraft was timed to detonate 6-7 […]

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French Official: One of Two Yemen Bombs from Last Week Was 17 Minutes from Detonating

One of two mail bombs sent from Yemen last week was disarmed just 17 minutes before it was set to go off, according to a statement today by the French interior minister. Security forces in the Dubai region claim that the description of the bomb that Fortefeux is describing do not match information known about […]

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Mail Bombs? The Dry Run Was Last September

VIDEO from Dubai showing Mahan Air, Qatar Airways aircraft. U.S. intelligence officials intercepted three suspicious packages in September that they think were a dry run for Friday’s mail bomb scheme, a U.S. official said Monday. Authorities think the October 29, 2010 attempt was to bring down the aircraft over an U.S. city. Suspected al-Qaida plotters […]

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Yemeni President Abdullah Ali Saleh Refuses US Commando Raid on October Mail Package Bombers

SAT OCT 30 2010 — Yemeni president Abdullah Ali Saleh refused Saturday night to allow Washington to land US special forces in Al Gouf, 140 kilometers south of Sanaa the capital for a commando raidon al Qaida package mail bombers. DEBKAfile Yemeni President bars US commando raid on al Qaeda package plottersYemeni President bars US […]

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Residential Search Operation: 19 Shi’ite Rebels Killed, 25 Arrested

OPERATION ‘Blow to the Head’ — Yemeni security forces conducted house-to-house sweep of Saada, Yemen to flush out Shi’ite rebel hideouts and Houthis — members of a tribe. The operation resulted in the deaths of eight soldiers and 19 Shi’ite rebels, and the arrest of at least 25 rebels. The rebels are also known as […]

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