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. Cesar

    I wonder whether or not if it's the same person posting all of these frivolous and meaningless comments here under various names or is it a bunch of ignorant Tea Partiers. Either way,these comments are both boring and tasteless!!!

    May 28, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Iamrightyouarewrong

      Now Cesar I would call a proposal very serious stuff. A lifelong commitment. Til death do us part you get my point.

      May 28, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Iamrightyouarewrong

      Just out of curiosity Cesar do you actually read your comments before you publish them.

      May 28, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    Yemeni of them are fleeing their homes. How meni? doesn't say exactly.

    May 28, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Iamwightyouarewong

    Wight oh wong, as wong as we awe nice.(smyo) 🙂

    May 28, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Iamrightyouarewrong

      Now that I've reread your comment I must retract my last comment sorry. As long as there are no blacks, Hispanics, Jews, catholics, Indians, Muslims, baptists, penecostals, anyone with little beady squinty eyeballs, if your skin is naturally darker than mine, hang on I gotta get my little book out of people I can't get along with.

      May 28, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Iamrightyouarewrong

      Oops forgot trolls.

      May 28, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Iamrightyouarewrong

    Yes I agree we must all get along.

    May 28, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. tiffany

    Why the f@c@ doesn't cnn throw these trolls out of here. Sick of this!!!!

    May 28, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Guess who I am You stupid troll

    I eat Betty Crocker Micro-wave popcorn. How about it Tiffany. Such a sxy name,wanna join me?

    May 28, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Actual proportionate Troll schlong rendering


    May 28, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    Eeny,meeny,miny,moe, this Ali Abdullah Saleh has got to go!!! Now I think some worthless troll is going make fun of what I just posted. If I had my way,both Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton would get knocked off of their high horses!!!

    May 28, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Iamwightyouarewong

    Haw can't copycat Philip! It show!

    May 28, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Philip

    I'm Ahab the Arab, sheik of the burning sand. But were's my camel named Clyde? Oh well.

    May 28, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy

    @Cesar, 4:03:

    Hi! Nice to see the real you!

    May 28, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Cwyde

    Heow iam Cwyde! Heow iam!

    May 28, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. philip

    Hi clyde I mean cwyde.

    May 28, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  14. cesar

    * troll alert yellow*

    May 28, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Cesar

    @banasy: A big hello to you, my dear good friend. I really enjoyed your post; The one where you had an issue with an idiot accusing you of being a troll. You set him straight. Trolls come and go, but good bloggers never quit. Take care, bye.

    May 28, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Troll confessions

      Truth be told I only started trolling you after your partisan/communist rants. You guys do need a job or something too.

      May 28, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
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