Some Yemeni residents flee homes as clashes rage
Yemeni anti-government protesters in Sanaa shout slogans Saturday calling for the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
May 28th, 2011
12:11 PM ET

Some Yemeni residents flee homes as clashes rage

Some Yemeni residents heeded calls to evacuate parts of their capital city Saturday in expectation of further clashes between the country's long-time president Ali Abdullah Saleh and tribal leaders, but most remained firmly entrenched in their homes, according to witnesses.

The order was carried out by members of the country's Republican Guard and law enforcement, who warned residents in city neighbourhoods of more confrontations after tensions flared Friday between Nehm tribesmen and soldiers of the Republican Guard.

The tribesmen said the soldiers attacked a village, but tribal fighters, battling back, managed to take over military compounds.

Meanwhile, armed tribesmen were seen massing at four locations around the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, witnesses said, as well as near the house of Sheikh Sadeq al-Ahmar, the leader of the powerful al-Hashid tribe whose forces oppose the government.

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  1. Cricket

    Once again the right-wing politicians in Washington are party to this. Where is their concern? Where is the help and compassion. Lack of oil by these defenseless Yemeni people is no excuse. Do the thugs care about the victims? No of course not. I am outraged!

    May 28, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Some Dude

      The Yemen government has been cracking down on Al Queda per our request and now the people are upset about it. Yemen unlike Syria has been cooperating with the US. Even the picture tells you these are a different crowd compared with Egypt, Libya, and Iran's protesters.

      May 28, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. RuffNutt

    Good post Cricket,thank you.

    May 28, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      ↑ fakey

      May 28, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joey

    I like to get down with a smelly muslim once in awhile.

    May 28, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. RUFFNUTT

    @fakey... I'D rather be right-wing than wrong-wing...

    May 28, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Miss Anthrope

    @Cricket:

    First you bemoan the fact that Washington sticks their nose into everybody's business, then you ask where is their help. Which us it?

    And, precisely, how is Washington responsible for this?

    And before you ask, no, I am not a fan of Sarah Palin, nor am I a member of the Tea Party, and I am not using any tea-party lingo here. I am just curious at your stance in all this.

    May 28, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mystic

    Good post, Miss Antnrope, thank you.

    May 28, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. RUFFNUTT

    somehow i get the feeling i'm surrounded by trolls....

    May 28, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Miss Anthrope

    I'm not a troll, RUFFNUTT. I'm just as tired of them as you.

    I was the one drawing pictures with you the other night....

    May 28, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. RUFFNUTT

    lol... it's hard to tell a troll from a real person sometimes...

    May 28, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
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    May 28, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
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  12. Philip

    Soon it'll be just like it was in 1986 Yemen. When a cargo ship docks and half it's cargo goes one way while the other half goes the other way...you know there's gonna be rocket fire for Yemen's then civil-war. Neither side allowed Jews to have a higher job rating than trash collector either. Has the situation changed? Do both sides purchase arms from the same supplier?

    May 28, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
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  14. Miss Anthrope

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  15. Miss Anthrope

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