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Yemen - Jan 29, 2012 - 17:13

Last modified: 29 Jan 2012 14:13

The AFP reported that soldiers from Yemen's Republican Guard opened fire on a protest by army soldiers in Sanaa, the Yemen capital, on Sunday:

Troops at the headquarters of Yemen's elite Republican Guard opened fire on Sunday at a protest by soldiers demanding the ouster of their brigade chief over corruption charges, a military source said.

Soldiers from the fourth brigade of the Republican Guard were demanding the removal of Abdulmalik al-Arar and another top officer named Abdullah al-Hamiya, the source said, adding that no casualties were reported in the shooting.

The protest follows similar moves by soldiers and police in other areas of the military demanding change since embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh quit the country last week after handing power to his deputy.