25 May '11, 8am

Yemen tribesmen take over state news agency: SANAA : Tribesmen loyal to a powerful opposition chief have taken c...

Yemen tribesmen take over state news agency: SANAA : Tribesmen loyal to a powerful opposition chief have taken c...

SANAA : Tribesmen loyal to a powerful opposition chief have taken control of state news agency Saba in Sanaa, a high-ranking official and witnesses said on Wednesday, as fighting in the Yemeni capital resumed. The tribesmen loyal to Sheikh Sadiq al-Ahmar also hold the national airline Yemenia and have tried to occupy the interior ministry headquarters, according to witnesses and the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Clashes between security forces and tribesmen loyal to Sheikh Sadiq al-Ahmar, the head of Yemen's powerful Hashid tribal federation broke out in Sanaa on Monday. There was a lull in the fighting beginning early on Wednesday morning, but clashes later resumed, an AFP correspondent said.

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/113...

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