Affrontements à صنعاء Sanaa : 8 morts – 16 octobre 2011


Yemeni Protesters Clash With Saleh Supporters, Eight Killed


October 16, 2011,

By Mohammed Hatem and Vivian Salama

Oct. 16 (Bloomberg) — Thousands of Yemeni protesters clashed with security forces and armed gunmen loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh, leaving at least eight people dead.

Five demonstrators and two soldiers who defected and joined the opposition were killed in the capital today, Sana’a, according to Mohammed al-Qubati, a doctor at the field clinic at the demonstrators’ camp. At least one woman was killed in clashes in the southern city of Taiz, Hisham al-Jaradi, an activist, said by telephone. The renewed violence comes a day after 16 people were slain in fighting.

Demonstrations began in the Arab world’s poorest country at the end of January, inspired by revolts that ousted the leaders of Tunisia and Egypt. They deepened as military and tribal leaders joined the opposition. Efforts by the Gulf Cooperation Council to broker a power-transfer agreement have failed.

Saleh returned to Yemen on Sept. 23 after three months in Saudi Arabia, where he received medical treatment following a rocket attack in the capital.

Yemen LNG, the country’s liquefied natural gas exporter, halted production yesterday after an attack on a gas pipeline. Attacks against the country’s pipeline network have disrupted exports and caused nationwide shortages since protests against Saleh started. Read more…


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~ par Alain Bertho sur 17 octobre 2011.

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