August 14th, 2012
09:28 AM ET

Yemen elite forces attack Defense Ministry, source says

Hundreds of Republican Guards loyal to Yemen's former president attacked the Defense Ministry building near the center of the capital city Sanaa on Tuesday, a Defense Ministry official said.

Four people were killed and nine others injured in the attack, said the official, who did not wish to be named because he is not authorized to speak to the media.

Clashes continued into the afternoon between Defense Ministry security officers and hundreds of Republican Guard forces as heavy explosions were heard throughout the Yemen capital, eyewitnesses said.

The clashes are inching closer toward the center of the capital, the eyewitnesses added.

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  1. Face It

    You you you. Not one single 'what'. All about Philip, nothing to refute what Philip says. NOTHING.

    August 14, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kix

      Your gonna act all coy and hurt when you bring up stuff about others? jeez. you are a piece of work! plainto see who started what. lay off banasy, and you'd MAYBE get some respect for your musings. Cut tyhe victim junk out. your the perp!!

      August 14, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • What, what?

      Then stop bragging. It sounds like bs anyway. You brought this on yourself. Stop whining.

      August 14, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    @ Kix, he is a *recovering* addict he says. Appears to be more of an active one than a recovering one to me. Who knows. One thing im sure of, you cant believe a dang thing he says.

    August 14, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Kix

    chrissy, i don't. about anything.

    August 14, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Hmmm Republican Guards eh? That explains alot all by itself.

    August 14, 2012 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • What, what?

      Yes, Republican Guards explains a lot. I got sidetracked by the insultfest that Face it was on with banasy. Who rocks, by the way. As do you. I've read your posts, too.

      August 14, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    lmao @ What,what, why thank you very much, and yes she does. Banasy i mean. Its almost heart wrenching the way he repeatedly attacks her. Dont spose he was taught respect much.

    August 14, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Thanks chrissy, Kix, and Wait what.
    You guys rock, too.

    August 14, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    lmao banasy, girl i think banasy and co is becomming a very big corporation! Im glad i got stock options! Roflmao!

    August 14, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Don't forget here in America, we are consider 1 person, lol!

      August 14, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Kenney

    Hey there phillip how would you know so much about yemen ? When you were there did you have a history lesson on the peoples ways and history ? Youe (former) company would not pay for such a thing only thing you received in yemen was a quick breifing on a few simple laws of that country ! And you continue to run that disentary hole of yours . Its just so easy to see through your fog buddy that you have put in front of everyones eyes ! You ever heard the saying that sheets are thick and blankets are thin ? Will we see through both an that goes for all the good women on Cnn so just except the fact that everyone now knows who you really are,,, and that is ah ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,a blaitant idiot good evening to you dumb crap

    August 14, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Kenney

    Oh by the way idiot this is your favorite fan oh yes right! Heheheheheheheheheheheheh

    August 14, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Kenney

    Question to the idiot ,,,,if you where blind folded and placed in a room with a group of women and started a discussion would it make any difference if they where over weight or not ? Then you take off that blind fold after an hour or so and found all where over weight would it make a difference so how would that affect you ? It hurts others terribly when you put them down for there imperfections but its what is in the hearts of all those heavy women is what matters most and thats something that you cannot change in them . So you can only change yourself before you try to change others if you have a heart to change that is but from the looks of it you lost yours !

    August 14, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Kenney

    Women are a very important foundation on this earth i was taught that many a moons ago if it were not for all you ladies we would be at war full time for all eternity . That would be devestating to say the least . Me and my mother do not get along at all , but i love that woman to death . She is my life thats what she gave me and thats what makes me a wealthy person i could have all the money in the world , and that would not match the importance of the womens place in society,,,,,,,how many presidents do you folks think that have been influenced by the 1st lady ? To do the right thing? I could safely say everyone of them have at one point or another . I will and have always respected women even as a gay male i still have a lot of freinds that are female and are actually much nicer to me then most men exceot my other half,,,,,hats off to you gals of the earth and one other thing ladies,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,you all just keep kicking a*s and dont let anyone ever beat you girls down i would back up those that know me !

    August 15, 2012 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  12. Kenney

    @ phillip, ive seen more guns and drugs being smuggled into this country then you will ever dream of buddy! And thats a fact as an employee of a private contractor in the past ,,, and 95% of americans already know that this country is the # 1 smuggling country in the world and if you didnt know that then you are part of the last 5% that are so dam ignorant you only saw a few cargo containers and absolutey cannot confirm what was in those containers can you ? I can guarentee you this my friend that i have a hell of a lot more knowledge and experience of such operations through out this globe then you will ever have idiot i coukl sufficate you with things that would make your nails curl up so dont try to pull you infinate knowledge crap on us you are the stupid one idiot

    August 15, 2012 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  13. shay5ah

    This brigade does not follow the Republican Guard to the son of the former president, but follows the southern region ..
    They went to the Ministry of Defense to demand their salaries ..

    August 29, 2012 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
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