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The attack on the presidential palace, June 3rd 2011, struck the president, prime minister, governor of the capital Sanaa, and many other high ranking officials, and killed at least seven close bodyguards to the president. This clip (video 1) has been released for the first time to mark first the anniversary of the attack. The president was severly burned and departed with his officials for Saudi hospitals, and was ousted from the presidency shortly after.
There has not been an independent verifiable investigation into the attack, but the first reports indicated that this was a precision missile attack from outside the compound. However, during the investigation and for unknown reasons this account was apparantly changed to an attack with an IED inside the building. However, some video evidence shows penetration of the walls by missile and the evidence held by the investigations
In: Other Middle East
Tags: Yemen, presidential palace, attack, Ali Abdullah Saleh, Sheikh Sadiq Al-Ahmar, rocket, precision, Sanaa, war, dictator, brutal, uprising, revolution, dead, guards
Location: Yemen (load item map)
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