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IPFS News Link • WAR: About that War

Secessionist Movements Seize Provinces in North, South Yemen


Protests are continuing apace across Yemen, but President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s previous offer to transfer power to a supporter has been rejected this weekend by the ruling party, which now insists that Saleh is the only person who can rule through the elections scheduled for 2013.

But the regime’s control is wavering in the face of overwhelming opposition, meaning the refusal to step down is increasingly an academic matter rather than a practical one. Military defectors have made a violent crackdown in the capital all but impossible, and elsewhere, things are also turning against the US-backed government.