Share
twitterlinkedinfacebook
Image 1 of 1
SAR00196YEM.jpg
A group of soldiers who defected from the government's side to the anti-President Ali Abdullah Saleh side control a check point. The 33 year rule of authoritarian president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, finished at the end of 2011 when he agreed to step down from power. However, the country remained unstable and an al Qaeda insurgency continued in the south.