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A show of support for Saleh in Sanaa

Friday, April 03, 2015 - 01:02

Hundreds of people loyal to Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh stage a rally in Sanaa against Saudi Arabian air strikes. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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A show of support in Sanaa for Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. They take to the streets in an outcry against Saudi Arabian air strikes in the country. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) PROTESTER, AHMED SHAIA, SAYING: "We took to the street today to condemn and reject this blatant aggression which is without justification on the Yemeni people." Houthi forces, allied with Saleh, have been targeted by a Saudi-led coalition. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) PROTESTER, ALI SENAN AL QHOLI, SAYING: "I swear to God this aggression is not normal, and we are Yemenis and we don't accept injustice." Saudi Arabia's military intervention is the latest front in the Sunni Muslim kingdom's widening contest with Shi'ite Iran for power in the region, a proxy struggle also playing out in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.

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A show of support for Saleh in Sanaa

Friday, April 03, 2015 - 01:02