Source: Aljazeera Arabic.
Note: the story on Aljazeera English is quite different. While the former states that Saleh, Yemen’s President handed over the the city to al-Qaeda to lure the world’s attention towards the risks involved should he be ousted, the English version stated:
Away from the political drama in Sanaa, the Yemeni capital, troops clashed with fighters in the south of the country.
The army on Sunday tried to dislodge an armed Islamist group that had taken control of several key buildings, including an ammunition factory, in the town of Jaar in Abyan province.
One soldier was reported killed in the clash and other reports suggested that the police had deserted the town. A day earlier, five soldiers were killed in an ambush in Lowdar, also in Abyan.
The province is seen as a stronghold of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the Yemeni wing of the network which Western countries and neighbour Saudi Arabia fear could take advantage of any power vacuum if protesters succeed in ousting Saleh.
Whether Saleh or Gaddafi, these two thugs use Al Qaeda at will to achieve their criminal objectives! The love they have for ruling, oppressing and stealing their countries resources, one would think these two thugs believe that they “own” their countries!
- Yemen’s Saleh warns of ‘chaos,’ US keeps lifeline (alternet.org)
- Yemen Leadership Talks Break Down (online.wsj.com)