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June 3rd, 2011
11:21 AM ET

Yemen: A violent struggle for power

As the conflict in Yemen escalates, government forces have unleashed some of the heaviest shelling yet on their tribal rivals.

With the situation spiraling out of control, Outside Magazine journalist Patrick Symmes joins the AM team to discuss his experiences in Yemen, offering a unique perspective about the forces tearing the country apart.

Filed under: Middle East • Politics • Yemen
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. satish

    nice insights from symmes...

    June 5, 2011 at 12:43 am |
  2. Jeff White

    Thank you, Patrick, for a peek at the people of Yemen, and to help us see beyond the sensationalist stories. I would like to see more of this kind of reporting. And someday to hear more about the "Galapagos of the Arab World"
    Jeff White

    June 4, 2011 at 4:19 pm |
  3. Amy Segal

    Symmes gives a very interesting on-the-ground journalist who didn't approach Yemen with a political agenda. He speaks as an intielligent traveller trying to understand the people around him.. Very good choice for an interview instead of the usual expert who has never been there but knows everything.

    June 4, 2011 at 1:19 am |
  4. D Hood

    really helps see a more personal view of this conflict...not all arab uprisings are the same dynamic.

    June 3, 2011 at 1:10 pm |