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Pro-Saleh troops ‘attack Yemen defense ministry’

Sanaa (AFP) – Troops from Yemen’s elite Republican Guard force, led by the son of ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh, on Tuesday attacked the headquarters of the defence ministry but were repelled, witnesses said. The forces laid siege to the ministry in Sanaa before attacking it with machineguns and rocket-propelled grenades, witnesses told AFP. The attack …

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Yemeni Republican Guard protest outside Defence Ministry

Members of Yemen’s Republican Guard surrounded the Defence Ministry in protest on Friday. Under fears that the guardsmen would storm the ministry, tanks were sent to quell the protests. The Republican Guard is an elite fighting force led by Ahmed Saleh, the son of ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh. AP reported that threats to remove …

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Yemen Military restructuring

Yemen’s military is currently undergoing restructuring in an attempt to curb the power of the son of a former president, Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh. Saleh currently holds the position of Brigadier General in the Yemeni army. According to Yemen state media ,Saba, Monday, the current President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi issued decrees which transfer the command …

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Regional Briefs on Israel, Yemen, Sudan, Syria

Israel Israel’s Defence Ministry Ehud Barak has ordered the destruction of eight Palestinian villages in the southern region of Hebron for being “illegal dwellings in a fire zone,” despite proof that the villages have been located there since 1830. The area is to be used by Israeli Defence Forces for military training, including live-fire exercises, …

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Regional Briefs: Iraq, UAE, Israel, Yemen, Somalia

Iraq An adviser to the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki said the recently defected Syrian Ambassador to Iraq made a confession of complicity in regards to several attacks launched by Al-Qaeda within Iraq some years ago, according to the BBC. The former Syrian Ambassador, Nawaf Fares, told media sources that his government had formed an …

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    Syria: BRUSSELS (AP) — Members of Syrian opposition groups met in a conference in Belgium on Sunday to discuss their political differences and Syria’s democratic transition. Groups discussed whether the Syrian opposition should request foreign military intervention and whether the groups should begin negotiations with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. According to activists more …

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