Friday, June 3, 2011

Yemen, Bahrain, Syria and Middle East unrest – live updates

The Guardian

"The Associated Press's latest dispatch from Sanaa has an updated casualty count, saying that six guards at the presidential palace were killed and seven top officials injured, quoting an "official" who was at the scene:

A volley of three rockets hit Saleh's presidential compound Friday as he and other officials were praying at a mosque inside, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. Six presidential guards were killed, according to a medical official.

Seven top officials were wounded, including the prime minister, the deputy prime minister, the parliament speaker and the governor of Sanaa, the official said. The most serious injuries were to Sanaa's governor Nooman Dweid, and Deputy Prime Minister Rashad al-Alimi, who is also the president's top security adviser and who remained unconscious from his wounds, the official said....."

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