Looks like the Yemeni Airforce has been brought into this battle.
(CNN) -- Five loud explosions rung out early Saturday in the Yemeni capital, residents said, amid a surge of violence pitting tribal forces
against those loyal to embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
On Friday, a senior Yemeni defense official said that at least seven air force combat jets had bombed tribal forces opposed to the
The bombers were deployed east of Sanaa to the district of Nehm, where two military compounds had been overtaken earlier by tribal fighters, said
the official, who was not identified because he is not authorized to speak to the media.
The president and the tribal leaders have been saying Yemen is on the brink of civil war the past few days, but I would say the civil war is already
happening, it just hasnt consumed the entire country yet.
US withdraws diplomats from Yemen amid clashes
YEMEN: The US has ordered all its non-essential diplomats and family members of embassy staff to leave Yemen as fighting there escalates.
Plus the UK, India, and the Phillippines have also ordered most of their staff to leave the country.
Islamic militants seize coastal town in Yemen
SANAA, Yemen – Yemeni security officials say hundreds of Islamic militants have seized control of a southern city, killing eight policemen and
two civilians in gunfights.
Officials said Friday's attackers were likely local Islamic militants who could be associated with al-Qaida. They spoke on condition of anonymity
under government rules.
Friday's deaths raised the number of people killed to at least 127 in a week of battles between Saleh's forces and the Hashid.
It looks like the government is losing this one rapidly.
reply to post by Skerrako
From your article
Tribal fighters then assaulted two helicopters that landed nearby, capturing them and a number of soldiers and shooting down a third helicopter,
It looks like the opposition definantly has enough power to take on the government at the moment if they can do this, along with everything else they
have done this week. Plus, not even all of the opposition has joined the fight yet.
I was watching the news a few minutes ago and they showed a little video that shows how large the protests were in the streets. They were huge. I
searched the web and this is the closest picture Ive found showing how large they were.
Heres a video that pretty much sums up the last week
edit on 27-5-2011 by buni11687 because: (no reason given)