Adviser: President Saleh to return to Yemen Friday
June 21st, 2011
08:42 AM ET

Adviser: President Saleh to return to Yemen Friday

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who is being treated in Saudi Arabia after an attack on his compound, will return to Yemen on Friday, a senior adviser told CNN.

Saleh and other senior officials were injured June 3 in an attack on the mosque at the presidential palace and are being treated in Saudi Arabia.

Yemen has been consumed by unrest for months as protesters have demanded an end to Saleh's rule. In recent weeks, government troops have battled both anti-government tribal forces and Islamic militants, including al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

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  1. Matt C.

    This guy has a deathwish.

    June 21, 2011 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  2. Ryan

    I agree, why do these guys feel the need to be in power?? They are already rich, they should just retire.

    June 21, 2011 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  3. Andreas Moser

    Bad idea!

    June 21, 2011 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  4. Sendabad

    Good, may be this time he will kick the shiekhs azz one more time before he retires. He always paid them off, only to see that they are not loyal to anyone except money.

    June 21, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  5. patrick A.

    The American backed TYRANT is returning home to kill some more.

    June 21, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      Quite true patrick A., quite true. The problem is that the right-wing thugs in Washington will do anything to keep control of the Middle East, no matter who suffers or dies.

      June 21, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cesar

    Who in their right mind would want this creep Ali Abdullah Saleh back? Barack Obama apparently does along with Hilary Clinton. Neither one of them have any moral principles at all and thats why we're now fighting to keep this creep in with our ungodly drones!!!

    June 21, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |