Yemeni Gunmen Attack Airport

    Image #: 17525945    epa03174425 Defected Yemeni soldiers deploy at a street in Sana'a, Yemen, 07 April 2012. Flights were suspended on 07 April at Sana'a International Airport after threats to attack planes by forces loyal to a sacked general related to former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, an airport source said. The threats came from Air Force Commander Mohammed Saleh Al-Ahmar, Saleh's half-brother, the source said.  EPA/YAHYA ARHAB /LANDOV

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    The buildings of Yemen’s main airport were riddled with anti-aircraft rounds Saturday as troops loyal to the country’s former president took down a control tower. Authorities shut down the airport as the gunmen laid siege to it with heavy weapons mounted on pickup trucks, surrounding the facility and driving away travelers. President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi is struggling to free his government from the influence of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who gave up power in February. On Friday, Hadi fired several Saleh loyalists from government posts.

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