No Country for Young Men


A three-day spasm of bloodletting led to at least 76 deaths, mostly of protesters calling for the departure of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Activists claim government forces in the capital, Sana'a, fired on a camp of peaceful demonstrators Sept. 18, kicking off gun battles between Saleh loyalists and tribal militias and soldiers who have defected to the opposition. A cease-fire called by Vice President Abedrabbo Hadi--Saleh has been in Saudi Arabia recovering from injuries sustained in a June rocket attack--brought a lull in the violence. Hundreds have died since protests against Saleh's regime...

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