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Snipers In Yemen Fire At Anti-Government Protestors
September 19, 2011
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Over 50 people have been killed and almost a thousand have been wounded in the last two days during anti-government protests in Sanaa, Yemen's capital. Snipers fired indiscriminately into crowds of protestors; at least one child is among the dead.

Activists say the gunmen are security forces loyal to absentee President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has been staying in Saudi Arabia to recover from a bomb attack in June. A Yemeni minister, however, told the BBC that authorities haven't shot at peaceful protestors, and that the gunfire was coming from pro-al-Qaeda militants.

Wherever the shooting is coming from, hopes are it will cease when Saleh finally resigns.


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