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SAEED AL-BATATI | ARAB NEWS
Publication Date: 
Thu, 2011-05-05 01:23

The demonstrators passed through the office of the Yemeni attorney general and lodged a complaint, blaming security forces for abducting Ghailan. The opposition said the abduction of the activist is a breach of the constitution, laws and norms of conservative Yemeni society.
Also in the capital, another massive anti-government demonstration was organized on Wednesday to protest the GCC mediation deal.
The activists said that they took to the street to protest the security forces' attacks on peaceful protesters in Aden and the military crackdown on residents of Yafie in the southern province of Lahej.
Yemeni cities have been rocked by massive near-daily protests calling for the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the country’s ruler of 32 years. The protests coincided with a civil disobedience in many Yemeni cities in response to calls by youth protesters to escalate pressure on the regime.
The closures of businesses are planned twice weekly until Saleh leaves office.
Elsewhere, at least five soldiers and three passers by were killed on Wednesday when alleged Al-Qaeda operatives attacked a military patrol in the restive district of Zinjibar, the capital of Abyan province, southern Yemen, a local source said.
The attackers abruptly showered the soldiers with a hail of bullets and RPG rockets. The attack is the latest in a series of deadly attacks by masked gunmen in the city, which has become a hotbed for militants.
Yemen security services in the western port city of Hudieda arrested members of a terrorist cell affiliated to Al-Qaeda, a security source told the Ministry of the Defense's website.
The police found explosive belts, bombs and three machine guns. The four members of the cell admitted their affiliation to Al-Qaeda.

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