Friday, June 3, 2011

Yemen, the chairman SalehAlmeno wounded 50 dead in Sanaa and Taeza

The Yemeni president, Ali Abdallah Saleh, is in "good condition" and had only suffered "light injuries" after clashes in the capital Sanaa involving the presidential palace. This was reported during a press conference on the Yemeni Information Minister, denied reports disseminated by the local TV that Saleh was killed as a result of artillery shells fired on the building.

Tareq al-Shami, spokesman for the government, stated that at least seven senior officials were injured, among them, the prime minister, the speaker of parliament, the deputy prime minister and the governor of Sanaa. Hurt also the imam of the mosque in the presidential compound. "Officials were praying when the mosque was bombed - said Shami - Some wounded are in serious condition." Three guards were instead the victims of the attack, reported the news agency of the country.

Protests in Yemen are taken this morning and the budget is already at least 50 dead in the capital and two deaths and 22 wounded in the city of Taeza. Despite the prohibition of the scheme, the protesters marched through the streets of the capital to demand the resignation of Saleh, 33 years in power.

In the district of Hasaba Meanwhile, in the north of Sanaa, the militia of the Hashed tribe - who joined the protests, led by Sheikh Sadeq al Ahmar - have clashed with government forces. The violence were stretched to the area of the presidential palace was hit by several rounds of artillery.

So it would be wounded or perhaps killed as local media reported, just Saleh, the subject of protests. The president himself, according to the Yemeni opposition leader and deputy, Abdul Rahman Bafadil, "is insisting on dragging the whole country to war." "The solution to the crisis is still far away," he said in an interview with broadcaster 'Al Jazeera'.

The United States also expressed preoccupazion the intensification of violence in the country. "We urge calm and restraint on all parties - said Tommy Vietor, a spokesman for the White House - and we believe that the dispute should be resolved through negotiations."

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