Monday, December 13, 2010

Soldiers kidnapped as anger flares in south Yemen

Observed by: Mr. Alaa Isam

Angry protests erupted in secessionist hotspots in south Yemen and gunmen kidnapped seven soldiers at the weekend after a southerner was sentenced to death on Saturday for a bombing in Aden in October.

Widespread protests have paralysed the towns, both southern secessionist strongholds, since a court handed down a death sentence to Faris Abdullah Saleh for bombing an Aden sports club in October, a month before the port city was due to host a regional soccer tournament, the Gulf Cup. (Reuters)


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