CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Loud explosions heard in cease-fire area in Yemen capital

05-30-2011 16:21 BJT

SANAA, May 30 (Xinhua) -- Two-hour heavy gunshots mixed with a series of loud explosions rocked the cease-fire area in downtown the Yemeni capital Sanaa late on Sunday, residents said Monday.

The shoot-out took place near Hassaba district, just hours after armed tribesmen of opposition tribal leader Sadiq al-Ahmar handed over the Ministry of Local Administrative to a mediation committee based on a cease-fire deal to end the five-day street battles.

Al-Ahmar later on Sunday has stipulated the withdrawal of government forces from around his home in order to hand over the rest of the government building seized by his armed tribesmen.

Some of the residents said the explosions took place near the house of al-Ahmar, who sided with the four-month-long protests demanding an immediate end to the 33-year rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

 

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program