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March 21, 2011

Top army commanders defect in Yemen

Troops and tanks deployed in Sanaa to protect anti-government protesters as senior military officials back uprising.
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2011 01:44
At least 52 people were killed in a bloody crackdown on protesters on Friday [AFP]

Several top Yemeni army commanders have declared their support for anti-government protesters seeking the resignation of the country”s president, Ali Abudullah Saleh.

Major General Ali Mohsen Saleh, the head of the north western military zone and the head of the first armoured division, said on Monday that he had deployed army units to protect the protesters. Continue reading “Top army commanders defect in Yemen”


Allied forces strike Gadhafi compound; leader’s whereabouts unknown


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Gadhafi’s compound attacked
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Tripoli, Libya (CNN) — The heart of Moammar Gadhafi’s compound in Tripoli lay in shambles Monday as the United States and allies continued their mission to dilute the Libyan leader’s strength. But Gadhafi’s whereabouts — and his plans after promising a “long-drawn war” — remained unknown. Continue reading “Allied forces strike Gadhafi compound; leader’s whereabouts unknown”

Coalition targets Gadhafi compound

ripoli, Libya (CNN) — Airstrikes Sunday in the heart of Moammar Gadhafi‘s Tripoli compound had a military objective, but also no doubt brought a message of allied resolve to the Libyan leader’s doorstep.

A coalition military official confirmed to CNN that the compound was targeted because it contains capabilities to exercise command and control over Libyan forces. The coalition’s goal is to degrade Gadhafi’s military Continue reading “Coalition targets Gadhafi compound”

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