Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh heads to United States after government forces attack peaceful protesters
SANAA, Yemen — Troops commanded by relatives of Yemen’s outgoing president attacked a crowd of more than 100,000 protesters peacefully marching into the capital Saturday, killing at least nine and driving the president to promise to leave the country.
Yielding to pressure to defuse the country’s turmoil, president Ali Abdullah Saleh said Saturday he would leave for the United States after forces overseen by his son and nephew opened fire on the protesters.
They had marched for four days and 200 miles on foot to pressure the government not to give Saleh immunity from prosecution, in the... read more
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