Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Yemen: Outbreaks of violence in Taez leave seven dead
Taez, Yemen's second city, has been a site of major unrest during months of ongoing protests against President Abdullah Saleh's rule. Experts fear that the latest outbreaks of violence might threaten the power-transfer agreement recently signed by the president.
The deal reached last month saw Saleh hand over power to Vice President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi in return for immunity from prosecution
The Yemeni government is reportedly deploying einforcements to Taez in order to reinstall order in the city.
Although Saleh is no longer officially in power, he has recently made several announcements that have made many question his motives.
Sources: BBC News, Reuters, Bloomberg
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