Tuesday, September 20, 2011

YEMEN - Bloody Harvest

Severely wounded child in a Sanaa hospital.

اليمن: رصاص يحصد و حراك سياسي و تفاؤل أميركي
Yemen: "Bloody harvest", political activity and U.S. optimism.

The day before provided most bloody scenes from the rebellion in Yemen while Yemenite president Abdulla Saleh is still unwilling to retreat. Security forces fired live rounds at protesters in Taiz and in the capital of Sanaa, thus killing and wounding scores of them and even targeting children. It is reported that, at the same time, different factions of the Yemenite army, pro-government and pro-rebels, were fighting against each other and artillery fire was heard throughout Sanaa. A cameraman working for an Arab news agency was severely wounded during the incidents and might be dead by now. After being hit, he left his camera running. His recording can be viewed in a video that will soon be added to this blogspot.

مقتل 30 شخصا في صنعاء و تعز برصاص الأمن و الوسيطان الخليجي و الأممي يصلان إلى اليمن
30 died in Sanaa and Taiz by bullets of security [forces], and mediators from, both, Gulf [states] and the international [community] are getting in contact with Yemen.

العاهل السعودي عبد الله بن عبد العزيز يبحث مع الرئيس اليمني الأوضاع الراهنة في اليمن
The sovereign of Saudi [Arabia], Abdulla Bin Abd Al-Aziz, is considering the actual situation in Yemen together with the Yemenite president.

Transportation of wounded protesters on motorbikes in Taiz.

News headlines of the day on latest proceedings in Yemen, Syria and Libya, followed by in-depth report on Yemen. Al-Jazeera, Arabic service, September 19, 2011.

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