Dec 18, 2006

Yemen fires on Somali refugees, again

The UN says that Yemeni security forces fired on a boat crossing the Gulf of Aden carrying refugees from Somalia and Ethiopia. Yemeni officials confirmed the shooting.

This isn't the first time Yemeni forces have fired on refugee boats and as result thousands of Somali, Ethiopian and Sudanese refugees perished in the last couple of years.

Somalia and Yemen had, for centuries, close trade and cultural ties ... it makes you wonder.

Technocrati Tags: Africa, Somalia

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