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Yemeni president 'injured in attack'

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  1. Edward Teller

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    Ali Abdullah Saleh and many senior government officials reportedly injured in shelling of presidential palace.
    Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Yemeni president, has reportedly been injured in an attack on the presidential palace in the capital, Sanaa.


    The country's prime minister was also reportedly injured in the attack as street fighting between Saleh's forces and a tribal federation widened on Friday in the capital, the Reuters news agency reported.
    Four presidential guards and the speaker of parliament are reportedly in critical condition.
    In an assurance to the Yemeni public, state television later said that the president was "well".


    The attack was blamed by the authoritites on dissident tribesmen loyal to Sheikh Sadiq al-Ahmar, who have been locked in fierce clashes with government forces in Sanaa since Tuesday.
    "The prime minister, head of the parliament and several other officials who attended the Friday prayers in the mosque at the presidential palace were wounded in the attack," Tareq al-Shami, spokesman for the ruling General People's Congress, told AFP.


    "The Ahmar (tribe) have crossed all red lines," he added.
    The attack came soon after Yemeni troops, who have deployed heavy weaponry in their battle against the tribesmen, sent a shell crashing into the home of Sheikh Hamid al-Ahmar, a leader of the biggest opposition party and brother of Sheikh Sadiq.


    Three shells also struck near the university campus in the city centre where opponents of President Saleh have been holding a sit-in since late January.
    After a brief lull at dawn, artillery and heavy machine-gun fire rocked the Al-Hassaba neighbourhood of northern Sanaa where Sheikh Sadiq has his base, witnesses said.


    They said that during the fighting the headquarters of national airline Yemenia was burnt down and the offices of Suhail TV, a channel controlled by Sheikh Sadiq, destroyed.
    There was no immediate word on casualties from the latest fighting as medics said ambulance crews were unable to access the battlegrounds.
     
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    Good news! Iyo ndo dawa ya ma dictators.
     
  3. Fredwash

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    Another catastrophe from FAR EAST... and MIDDLE EAST...... Well no offense but at least they understand African PAIN a.k.a CIVIL WAR
     
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    hivi huyu mzee anang'ang'ania nini huyu..?
     
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    Hawa viongozi wamelewa madaraka,kama vile hawajui methali isemayo.
    'Dalili ya mvua ni mawingu'
     
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    Sintoshangaa wakiibuka watu na kusema hao ma-tribesmen wametumwa!
     
  7. Edward Teller

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    Ho watu watajitokeza tu,tena watasema wametumwa na marekani
     
  8. Askari Kanzu

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    Saleh aongea kwa njia ya redio baada ya shambulizi

    Yemen's Saleh speaks after attack by 'outlaw gang'
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    By REUTERS
    06/03/2011 22:52

    Saleh lightly injured in attack on presidential palace in Sanaa; nine people killed in attack; vows to find culprits.

    SANAA
    - Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who suffered minor injuries in an attack at the presidential palace on Friday, said in a brief speech that the attack was by an "outlaw gang" of his tribal foes.

    Speaking only via audio in a televised speech, Saleh blamed the attack on the powerful Hashed tribe led by Sadeq al-Ahmar who has been battling Saleh loyalists in Sanaa.

    "I salute our armed forces and the security forces for standing up firmly to confront this challenge by an outlaw gang that has nothing to do with the so-called youth revolution," Saleh said.

    "Seven officers were martyred. We will follow these culprits sooner or later in cooperation with all security services."

    Saleh said seven were killed in the attack on the presidential compound, which state media said was an explosive device shot into a mosque within the compound.

    Saleh suffered minor injuries but is in "good health", the deputy information minister earlier told a news conference. In Sanaa, thousands have fled for safety, the latest escalation in an uprising against Saleh's rule that began in January.

    My take: "Sikio la kufa halisikii dawa" - A Swahili proverb
     
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    Injured? He should have been killed!
     
  10. Ami

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    Waislamu hawatumwi.Tatizo ni upande wa makafiri wanapoona waislamu wako njiani kufanikiwa katika jambo fulani huingilia kati kuliteka nyara au kulivuruga ili tu wasijiamulie mambo yao wenyewe.
    Waislamu wanajuwa kuwa huyu Ali Abdulla Saleh ni kibaraka mkubwa wa Amerika.Yanayompata ni adhabu kama ile ya Mubarak wa Misri.Ukiona watu wanakuja upande wa wanaotaka kumpindua Ali Abdulla basi kaa chonjo nao.
     
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    Allah si wa umangani peke yake.Yuko hatA Missiouri kwenye kimbunga.Kule umangani anawaadhibu vibaraka wa US kwanza.
     
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    Aaaaah bwana hebu fikiri kidogo!
    Wai slamu wa wapi hawatumwi? Saudia alikozaliwa mtume ndiyo watumwa wakuu wa wazungu! wapi Kuwait?....then hata kama nihivyo inakuwaje watu wazima na ndevu zaonyingi wakubalikuvurugwa wasijiamulie mamboyao?....basi ni wazembe sana hawa!
     
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    Yemen's Saleh has shrapnel near heart: report

    LONDON | Sat Jun 4, 2011 1:10pm EDT

    (Reuters) - Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been left with shrapnel near his heart and second-degree burns to his chest and face after an attack on his palace, the BBC reported on Saturday.

    Yemeni officials dismissed earlier reports on Arabiya TV that Saleh had left for neighbouring Saudi Arabia, where six other wounded officials have gone for medical treatment.

    The BBC said it had been informed by "sources close to the president" that Saleh had a piece of shrapnel almost 7.6 cm long under his heart.

    The sources added that it was unclear whether the Yemeni president would need surgery.

    In an audio address on Friday, Saleh said he had suffered only minor wounds and blamed an "outlaw gang" for the attack. He has not appeared in public, raising speculation over the extent of his injuries.

    Global powers have been pressing Saleh to sign a Gulf-brokered deal to end his 33-year rule. Leaving Yemen, even for medical care, could make it hard for Saleh to retain power.

    (Reporting by Christina Fincher; editing by Andrew Roche)
     
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    Saleh 'to seek medical care in Saudi Arabia'
    Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Yemeni president, has reportedly accepted an offer from Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah to travel to the kingdom for medical treatment.


    Sources told Al Jazeera that Saleh arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday evening, a day after he suffered injuries in an attack on his palace compound in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.
    Meanwhile, Reuters news agency quoted a Saudi official as saying Saleh was on his way to Saudi Arabia.

    "He's on his way. He'll be arriving tonight. He's coming for medical treatment. We are the closest country and we have the capabilities," the official, who asked not to be named, said.
    When asked whether Saleh was stepping down from power, he said: "He's coming for medical treatment."
     
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    Vice President takes over!
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    Yemen's vice-president, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, is now acting president and supreme commander of the armed forces

    Al Jazeera:
     
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    SAleh ataondoka bila kupenda-na huyo vice president nae asipokuwa makini-watamfanyia kitu mbaya
     
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    Yemen: Saleh 'now in Saudi Arabia' - officials

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    President Saleh had promised to step down but failed to sign a deal to do so
    Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh has flown to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment, a day after he was wounded, Saudi officials say.

    Uncertainty surrounded Mr Saleh's whereabouts for much of Saturday.
    Sources in Yemen told the BBC that Mr Saleh had a piece of shrapnel below his heart and second-degree burns to his chest and face.

    An uprising demanding that Mr Saleh leave power has led to violence bringing Yemen close to civil war.
    The Yemeni president arrived in the Saudi capital Riyadh aboard a Saudi medical plane.

    A Gulf nation diplomatic source told BBC Arabic that the decision to transfer Mr Saleh to Riyadh was taken after Saudi doctors consulted with a German medical team.

    A source told Reuters news agency that Mr Saleh walked off the plane after arriving in Riyadh, but had visible wounds to his face, neck and head.

    A second plane carried members of the president's family, AFP news agency said, quoting an unnamed Saudi official.

    Ceasefire reported
    Mr Saleh and several senior officials were praying at the al-Nahdayn mosque inside the presidential compound in the south of Sanaa on Friday afternoon at the time of the attack.

    The mosque was originally thought to have been hit by rockets, but there are now suggestions someone may have planted a bomb there.
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    The attack on the mosque left seven of Mr Saleh's bodyguards dead and several officials wounded
    The president broadcast an audio message on Friday after he was wounded but did not appeared in public.

    In the broadcast, he blamed the attack on an "outlaw gang" of his tribal foes - an accusation denied by Sheikh Sadeq al-Ahmar, the head of the Hashid tribal federation, whose fighters have been clashing with security forces.

    More than 160 people have been killed in the fighting that began on 23 May and has brought Yemen to the brink of civil war.
    After reports of a Saudi-brokered ceasefire, Sanaa was calm for much of Saturday.

    But overnight fighting resumed, with the sounds of heavy shelling in the northern parts of the capital, freelance journalist Iona Craig, in Sanaa, told the BBC.

    The prominent Ahmar family has been financing the opposition and helping sustain protesters, who have been demanding Mr Saleh's resignation since January despite a crackdown that has left at least 350 people dead.

    Western and regional powers have been urging Mr Saleh to sign a Gulf Co-operation Council-brokered deal that would see him hand over power to his deputy in return for an amnesty from prosecution.
    He has agreed to sign on several occasions, but then backed out.

    With Mr Saleh out of the country, it is not clear who is in charge. The constitution calls for the vice president, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, to take over, including command of the armed forces and security services.
    But Mr Saleh's son Ahmed commands the elite Republican Guard and other relatives control security and intelligence units.
     
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    Watamuua huyu asipoachia madaraka duh lina roho ngumu kama jk!!
     
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    ha mi nilifkiria ni mbishi kumbe..
     
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