Secular, pro-democracy forces nowhere in evidence, but no doubt — if we are to believe the learned analysts — certain to triumph. “Islamists Clash With Security Forces In South Yemen,” from AGI, March 27 (thanks to C. Cantoni):
(AGI) Sanaa – There have been clashes between Islamist groups and Yemeni security forces attempting to regain control of buildings occupied by militias in Jaar, in the southern province of Abyan. According to witnesses, a soldier was killed during an attack. Yesterday, key buildings in the city were attacked and occupied by a coalition of Islamist groups. Faced with weeks of protests Yemen’s president Ali Abdullah Saleh has reiterated in an interview with Al-Aribya that he does not intend to “remain attached to power”, and launched an appeal to avoid the country falling into a civil war.