Jemen update March 3, 11

President Saleh is being subjected to increasing pressure in both the north and south of Jemen.

He has had to defend himself against the information revealed in Wikileaks that he had given not only given permission to the U.S. to use planes and drones to bomb suspected al-Qaida sites but also to disguise the attacks as Jemeni operations.

Tuesday March 1 some 10000 demonstrated in the capital Sanaa plus 10000 more in Ibb and Taiz.

In the north Salah has not been able to contain protests that have been taking place for a two months. He is also losing support from clan leaders.

The opposition said no to a proposal by the president to form a coalition government. The opposition has subsequently agreed to form a unity government, as reported in the Yemen Post.

President Saleh is being subjected to increasing pressure in both the north and south of Jemen.

First, he had to defend himself against the information revealed in Wikileaks that he had given not only given permission to the U.S. to use planes and drones to bomb suspected Al-Quaida sites but also to disguise the attacks as Jemeni operations.

Tuesday March 1 some 10000 demonstrated in the capital Sanaa plus 10000 more in Ibb and Taiz.

In the north Salah has not been able to contain protests that have been taking place for a two months. He is also losing support from clan leaders.

The opposition said no to a proposal by the president to form a coalition government.

Student leaders are afraid that the opposition in the JMP (Joint Meeting Parties) will kidnap ‘our revolution’. They are afraid of a religious clan based alliance.

As can be seen in LSW’s Jemen page, Jemen is a complicated set of circumstances, especially as seen by uneducated western eyes. government.

Student leaders are afraid that the opposition in the JMP (Joint Meeting Parties) will kidnap ‘our revolution’. They are afraid of a religous clan based alliance.

As can be seen in LSW’s Jemen page, Jemen is a complicated set of circumstances, especially as seen by uneducated western eyes.

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