Friday, January 7, 2011

YemenWatch: Friday January 7, 2011

Twelve Yemeni soldiers were killed in Abyan province.  AQAP is suspected to be responsible.

An AQAP leader in Pakistan, Naser al-Wahishi, was reported to have been killed by a predator drone.

More Houthis released from prison in Sa'ada province.  And in Al-Jawf province there seems to have been some kind of intra-Houthi incident that killed a tribesman.

The Yemeni coast guard has started finding bodies from that ship carrying 80 Somalis and Ethiopians that capsized.

The Yemeni government is warning people not to participate in any unauthorized rallies or protests.  This is in regards to the election mess.

According to Al-Sahwa, January 5th was the 1-year anniversary of the Yemeni government's attack against the Al-Ayyam newspaper.  Apparently the paper was staging a sit-in then, because it had been suspended in May 2009 after another government attack.  So much for press freedom in Yemen.

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