Yemeni President ‘hurt’ in attack

Saleh still refuses to heed Gulf Council’s request and step down.

In retaliation to a recent government shelling on tribal leader Sheikh Hamid Ahmar’s house, armed tribesmen attacked Yemeni President Saleh’s compound in Sanaa, and reportedly injured him “slightly,” the BBC reports. Both Western and regional powers—the U.S. in particular—have urged Saleh to sign a deal brokered by the Gulf Co-operation Council that would unseat him and possibly prevent a civil war between government and tribal factions.  Over 350 people have been killed since the Yemeni uprising began in January, nearly half of them in the past ten days. President Saleh has yet to sign the Council’s deal, though officials say he will address the nation shortly.

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