Yemen: For Allah & the Imam

From remote Yemen last September came word of a revolution that had toppled the centuries-old dynasty of Imam Mohammed el Badr. Leader of the coup was Colonel Abdullah Sallal, 45, newly appointed commander of the palace guard, who announced in the Yemen capital of San'a that his troops had killed the Imam and were in control of the primitive, Nebraska-sized country. Weeks later it was learned that Badr had in fact escaped the shelled ruins of his palace and taken refuge in Yemen's rugged hill country, whose warlike tribes have traditionally been...

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