26 September 2011

Ok. Maybe reform isn't so bad afterall

"A general was killed and 30 other troops loyal to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh were taken hostage when tribesmen overnight attacked their base in the north, tribal sources and officials said today.

General Abdullah al-Kulaibi, head of the 63rd brigade of the elite Republican Guard unit, was killed in the attack by tribesman opposed to Mr Saleh's rule in the strategic town of Nihm, the defence ministry said in a statement.
Four of the attackers were killed during the attack on the military base, about 60 km from here, it said.

Yemen state television confirmed the assault on the military base but made no mention of hostages. It also claimed the attackers were gunmen from the Yemeni Islamist Islah (Reform) party."

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