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Yemeni airstrikes kill 10 people

14 September 2011 19:19

Military airstrikes on anti-regime tribesmen in the southern parts of Yemen have killed ten people.
The air attack in Arhab is the latest by the regime forces targeting tribal people that support protesters, who on Tuesday once again took to the streets across the country to demand the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

The tribesmen in the southern mountainous region of Arhab have made an alliance with the anti-regime protesters and are fighting to prevent forces loyal to Saleh from taking over the region.

Saleh, who is recuperating in Saudi Arabia from wounds suffered in a June attack in the presidential palace in the Sanaa, has kept his grip on power from the Riyadh.

Yemeni military, backed by the US and Saudi Arabia, conducts airstrikes against the independent-minded tribesmen, who are seeking an end to Saleh’s three-decade rule. According to medical sources, military airstrikes only in Ahrab have killed more than 60 people during the last few months.

The ongoing fight between Saleh forces and anti-regime fighters in Arhab and Abyan has forced thousands of residents to flee their homes.

Hundreds of Yemeni protesters have been killed in the regime’s brutal crackdown on demonstrations since the start of the popular uprising in late January.

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