Tensions Rise Within Yemen Rebels 08/20 11:41
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- A long-simmering power struggle between Yemen's Shiite
rebels and a former president has burst into the open, threatening to undermine
their alliance against the internationally-recognized government and its
Armed men suspected of links to the rebels on Sunday tore up poster
portraits of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and his son and one-time heir
Ahmed in Sanaa, Yemen's capital.
The vandalism took place in a part of the city where Saleh's Popular
Conference party is due to hold celebrations on Thursday marking the 35th
anniversary of its founding.
Saleh has complained that the rebels, known as Houthis, have sidelined him
and his loyalists, leaving them out of military and political decisions, and
negotiations to end Yemen's civil war.