Quantcast

Jewish Journal

JewishJournal.com

June 3, 2011

Yemen’s President Is ‘Lightly’ Injured In Shelling of Palace

http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/yemens_president_is_lightly_injured_in_shelling_of_palace_20110603

Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh

Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh

Yemen’s embattled leader, Ali Abdullah Saleh, was lightly injured Friday in an attack by opposition figures on the presidential palace, his spokesman said.

The spokesman, Abdel al-Jandi, said that Mr. Saleh was in a mosque located within the palace compound when it was shaken by explosions as Friday prayers were beginning just after noon. He did not elaborate on Mr. Saleh’s injuries. Another government spokesperson, Mohammed al-Basha, said via Twitter that senior government officials were injured in the attack.

The type of munitions used in the attack could not be immediately determined. Witnesses said either rockets or artillery fire hit the palace in what appeared to be a targeted strike.

Read more at NYTimes.com.

JewishJournal.com is produced by TRIBE Media Corp., a non-profit media company whose mission is to inform, connect and enlighten community
through independent journalism. TRIBE Media produces the 150,000-reader print weekly Jewish Journal in Los Angeles – the largest Jewish print
weekly in the West – and the monthly glossy Tribe magazine (TribeJournal.com). Please support us by clicking here.

© Copyright 2014 Tribe Media Corp.
All rights reserved. JewishJournal.com is hosted by Nexcess.net
Web Design & Development by Hop Studios 0.1708 / 42