Stray shells kill three in old city
The shelling hit several areas in the old city, including Al-Alami, Al-Tabari and Haraqan squares. The Shoub area adjacent to the National Security offices, headed by Ammar Saleh President Saleh’s nephew, was also hit.
Officials from the National Security could not be contacted to verify whether they were targeted, though official media accused the defected army and Al-Ahmar tribes of attacks citizens. At the same time, opposition media is denying this and saying that the attacks are coming from the Republican Guard and other state security units.
Two of the men were killed in Al-Arami square and the third in Al-Haraqan Square while three civilians and one soldier were injured in Shoub area. The fifth floor of the Ministry of Endowment was also hit as well as a number of adjacent buildings.
UN Secretary General’s special adviser on Yemen, Jamal Benomar, and the Gulf countries initiative representative Abdulalteef Al-Zaiani are said to arrive Yemen soon to follow-up on the UN Resolution 2014 that was issued last Friday demanding Saleh to surrender power.
A ceasefire which was announced on Tuesday afternoon was supposed to pave the way for this visit and allow political dialogue on the grounds of the resolution, however the armed conflict resumed later that day making international mediation far more difficult.