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posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 04:29 PM
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Yemen protesters storm elite military base; 50 die


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SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Thousands of protesters backed by military defectors seized a base of the elite Republican Guards on Monday, weakening the control of Yemen's embattled president over this poor, fractured Arab nation. His forces fired on unarmed demonstrators elsewhere in the capital, killing scores, wounding hundreds and sparking international condemnation.

The protesters, joined by soldiers from the renegade 1st Armored Division, stormed the base without firing a single shot, according
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posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 04:29 PM
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Atleast for the past couple months, the protests in Yemen seem to have been in a stalemate, along with the clashes with Islamic militants in the south. The capture of this base I believe signals a pretty big turn in the events in Yemen. The protesters, atleast according to the article, didnt even have to use firearms to capture the base from the "elite" republican guard.

Imagine the spirits of the protesters after the last of the guards fled from the base.

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edit on 19-9-2011 by buni11687 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 09:51 PM
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Supposedly Saudi Arabia sent in tanks today as well.



posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 03:13 AM
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