Yemen VP presents plan to restore security

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Posted: Dec 14, 2011 4:15 PM
Yemen VP presents plan to restore security

Yemen's vice president has presented a security plan to remove all militias and weapons from the capital and other cities. This would be a step to restore order in the country torn by months of protests and clashes.

The detailed plan released by official media Wednesday requires all security units and tribal fighters who have spread across the capital and in other cities to return to their barracks. They would have to withdraw from civilian buildings they seized.

Vice President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi said implementation would begin Saturday and last a week. He is to assume power Dec. 23 according to a power transfer deal signed by President Abdullah Ali Saleh last month after long delays.

Al-Qaida-linked militants have taken advantage of the turmoil to solidify their positions.

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