U.S., Arabs Support Yemeni Government in Fight Against Rebels

[AFP] The U.S. and key Arab states including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Jordan expressed concern Friday for the unrest in northern Yemen and offered "full support" to President Ali Abdullah Saleh as his army fights Shiite rebels. Hundreds of people have been killed and tens of thousands of civilians have fled their homes since August 11 when the Yemeni government began its "Scorched Earth" offensive against the Zaidi rebels, who are Shiite Muslims. The government accuses the rebels of being backed by Iran.

2009-09-29 08:00:00

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