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.

Read the complete story on

Post by:
Filed under: World • Yemen
soundoff (76 Responses)
  1. Miss Anthrope

    Your Master Blaster, eh, Ruffie?

    May 28, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |

    lol.. rip master blaster.. beyond thunder dome was good... but road warrior was the best!!!

    May 28, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |

      What's wrong with CNN anyway? I noticed that they blocked my comment below and yet let this troll here post his frivolous,meaningless mumbo-jumbo under my name!!!

      May 28, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |

      oh fakey.. get a life..

      May 28, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Miss Anthrope

    Ahhh, when Mel was young, and better-behaved!

    May 28, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Miss Anthrope

    Fake Ruffnutt:
    Please answer my question posed to both you and the other name you hijacked, Cricket.
    Please re-read my first comment to you, and then reply.

    May 28, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    Great sketch. Can you draw a naked woman with huge b@@bs?

    May 28, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. popeyeIsMyLittlePuppet

    Hi Davey Dum Dum...How are things in Viola, er....Loserville?

    May 28, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  7. popeyeIsMyLittlePuppet

    Davey Shane Dum Dum...from Loserville....

    May 28, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    Don't you just hate it when you're on your last beer and too lazy to go get more? I hate it when that happens. @banasy, Philip, Tomcat, Chrissy, Ellis, Joey, Veritas, Jazzzzz, RuffNutt, Fake Political Cesar, and sorry whoever I forgot, HI!

    May 28, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Imglad

    Maybe Obama could set up a Yemin-aid stand. It's only money.

    May 28, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Iamrightyouarewrong

    Will you marry me Cesar.

    May 28, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Cesar

    Yes, I will marry you, but of course.

    May 28, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  12. joey

    Yumpin yemeni.

    May 28, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Cesar

    *troll alert orange*

    May 28, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ruffnut

    Shiver me timbers there be trolls here.

    May 28, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. ruffnutt

    Oopsy doo forgot my last t too.

    May 28, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
1 2 3 4