Civil War Imminent in Yemen

The streets of Sanaa are not safe anymore.

The state of security and order in Yemen is deteriorating by the hour. Fighting between the insurgent elements and President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s forces have wreaked havoc on the infrastructure. Saleh has refused to sign the truce thereby adding fuel to the fire. More than a hundred people have been killed since the previous week in gun battles being held on the streets of the capital Sanaa.

Chaos reigns supreme as worries over a possible civil war start to weigh on the minds of the Yemenis. A resident has spoken of how the clashes are so fierce that he and his children couldn’t get any sleep at night. Yemen is home to rebel Al-Qaeda militants and this very fact spells trouble for its northern neighbor, Saudi Arabia which has some of the richest oil fields in the world.