Friday, April 8, 2011

Middle East in flames, fights and mortiin Yemen and Syria

Continuing unrest in the Arab world. After Tunisia, Libya and Egypt, the wind of freedom and democracy that is wiping out the old dictators have also plagued the Middle East and Persian Gulf countries. Two all: Syria and Yemen. The script is roughly the same: the crowd that took to the streets and the police shooting, killing and wounding.

And this Friday, a day of prayer for the faithful Muslim, was a day of blood. It 'happened this morning in Taiz in the south of Yemen, where security forces opened fire on demonstrators, killing two people. The city is one of the most active of the protest in January calls for the dismissal of Ali Abdullah Saleh, in power for 32 years.

Taiz is one of the places where the regime's repression was most fierce. According to local witnesses, the wounded today in clashes with Yemeni police would be a hundred, struck by sticks, knives and firearms. Despite the protests are making the regime falter, the Yemeni president has flatly rejected the offer came from the Gulf Cooperation Council.

The body that brings together the monarchies of the Arabian Peninsula invited Saleh in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to discuss together with representatives of the opposition of the possibility of a peaceful transfer of power. The proposal provides that processed the baton passes to his deputy, Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi.

In return, the president and his family would be granted immunity from any process. As television has reported the country, the dictator said, however, not to accept "no foreign interference on the ongoing crisis in the country." Even the group in power in Damascus for talks aimed at foreign interference destabilizzarela Syria.

According to President Bashar al-Asad, Jordan would be there behind the events that are shaking the regime a few weeks. Even in Syria was a Friday of blood with his bitter budget battles, deaths and injuries in various locations in the Middle Eastern country. More severe episodes occurred in Daara, south of the city which started the protest, where 13 people have died.

How to relate to witnesses, security forces opened fire as demonstrators chanted slogans in favor of democracy. But state television gave another version. The pictures showed armed and hooded men with a red kefiya shot at the procession from some side streets. A testimony that you credit the Government's argument would be that of "international terrorists" to fan the flames of revolt.

In the city was stormed and burned a home to the Baath, the ruling party in Syria, and was pulled down a statue of Basil al-Assad, the deceased brother of President Bashar. The disorders also affect Syrian village. Violent clashes were reported today in the outskirts of the capital Damascus.

According to reports from the Al-Arabiya satellite TV, some in plainclothes entered the mosque of al-Rifai, in the neighborhood of Kfar Suseh, beating the faithful that they intended to quit in march after Friday prayers. Clashes in the northern part of the country. In Homs, the end result was two deaths.

As reported by Al-Jazeera, the city is "under siege by police and security forces," arrived with the "tanks".

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