Yemenis urge Saleh loyalists to step down | News | Al Jazeera

Yemenis urge Saleh loyalists to step down

Army defectors call on relatives of outgoing president to relinquish leading military positions.

    Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen's outgoing president, may have stepped down, but many of his loyalists and close relatives are still running the country's military.

    Army defectors and protesters have continued to call for leading military officials, including Saleh's half brother who is the commander of the country's air force, to also give up power.

    They accuse security forces of killing many civilians in a 10-month crackdown on the uprising.
     
    Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports from the capital Sanaa.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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