As violence grows, Yemen feared heading into civil war

Published on 19 September 2011

Security forces and soldiers who defected to join anti-government demonstrators on Monday exchanged heavy gunfire in the streets of this capital city (..). The months of protests have taken a humanitarian toll on a country in which more than a third of the population did not have enough to eat even before the political crisis began, according to recent reports by Oxfam and the U.N. World Food Program.

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