1. GCC Draft News 2. Economy 3. Military Moves
GCC Draft of plan (see previous post) - Saleh and Opposition Accepted.
Yemen's #Saleh Accepts Deal to Step Down - http://on.wsj.com/fnPEg8
Yemen Embassy in United States official statement:
We applaud the announcements by the Yemeni Government and the opposition that they have accepted the GCC-brokered agreement to resolve the political crisis in a peaceful and orderly manner. We encourage all parties to move swiftly to implement the terms of the agreement so that the Yemeni people can soon realize the security, unity, and prosperity that they have so courageously sought and so richly deserve.
News right before GCC statement: unconfirmed reports of the fully loaded cargo flights out of Sana'a ,laden with antiques and artefacts ,ancient scrolls,cash,and valuable3 swords,jambias and other items belonging to the Yemeni public
2 injured in Aden after protesters decided to erect a baracade on Strike Day. Taiz, Lahj and Abyan also observe strike days which all services are shut down, on Saturdays and Wednesdays.
One dead in Yafa, (southern) Yemen today.
(image of Yafa from 2009, Gulf News)
C.Y. Just got a text message, fierce fighting in Yafa between tribes and the Republican Guards in Alur mountain.
200 Adenis from the port of South Yemen came to Taiz to show unity and solidarity. (context in 1994 there was a civil war between north and south and many southerners wanted to secede, but secession less popular after Saleh attacked protesters. (above is a photo of the flag of secession in Yafa in 1999).
Army defections in Sanaa by http://www.al-tagheer.com/news28982.html
Yesterday -youth protested in Turbah village, mountain near Taiz, Saleh's men shot. Villagers shot back, kicked Saleh forces out.
- Yemen Times:
----------------- Military moves
#Mukalah refuses to accept shipment of weapons in its airport and the regime transfers it to Al-Ghaydah #Yemen #yf
The arrival of 150 tanks from the ports of #Hodeidah to a camp for special forces north east of the city #yemen #yf #AliSaleh
#Saleh moves planes (airport not safe from firqahمصادر عسكرية تقول إن طائرات حربية تتجه إلى تعز ولحج وشبوة من مطار صنعاء http://almasdaronline.us.to/index.php?page=news&article-section=1&news_id=18889 (could be google translated)