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Yemen Officials Blame A “mistake” For Thirty Deaths
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Yemen Officials Blame A “mistake” for Thirty Deaths

One of Yemen’s warplanes have bombed an army position in the southern province of Abyan, claiming the move was accidental. That blast killed at least thirty Yemeni soldiers and wounded an undisclosed number of others. No further details of how serious their injuries might be was released.

The target was a school building, long since abandoned that has often been used as a shelter for some of the soldiers of the army’s 119th brigade. The school, in the provincial capital of Zinjibar has reportedly also been one of the hiding places of militants that are linked to al Qaeda which has been in control of this region for the past five months. Heavy fighting has been reported in the area for nearly a week as rebel troops battle the militants to regain control.

Additional but unconfirmed reports have been received that militants arrived at the school building shortly after the plane bombed it, killing a number of the wounded soldiers while there. Medical and government officials declined to give estimates of how many soldiers survived the bombing only to be killed by militants a few minutes later.

The 119th brigade is part of a rebellion movement that wants Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh out of office. Most are sure that the US is providing military support for the fight against these militants in the southern part of Yemen.

Saleh has only been back in Yemen for a short while after leaving the nation for medical treatment in neighboring Saudi Arabia. Just last week, the Saudis jetted him back into the city of Aden, because of fears that the route to the capital, Sanaa was unsafe. A helicopter took the president from Aden to Santaa in the hours before dawn in hopes that he could be returned to the presidential palace without incident.

Saudi Arabia had been concerned that growing unrest in Yemen, including an increasing presence of al Qaeda in the nation, would spill over the long and loosely held border between the two countries. A number of Saudi jihadists have reported joined the terror network in Yemen in the recent months.

The Saudi authorities felt that Saleh could put Yemen back on track as well as turning up the heat on al Qaeda. That network has a strong presence not only in the southern provinces but in much of the eastern part of Yemen as well. Last week, a CIA drone killed Anwar al-Awlaki, considered a major figure in al Qaeda, drawing mixed reactions around the world. In addition to al-Awlaki, two others were killed in that missile strike. Al-Awlaki, a Muslim cleric was born and raised in the United States and has been sought in connection with both a fatal shooting and an attempted bombing of an airliner,.

In the United States, the White House has continued its demands that Saleh step down, asking that he sign the papers that would cede his power, ending over three decades of his rule. Yemenis have protested for over eight months, also demanding the end of his rule.


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