Arab States Weekly Review 28th May – 3rd June 2011

Civil war looms in Yemen as at least 80 people were killed in clashes between tribal fighters and security forces in Sana’a and Taiz. Jihadists captured Zinjibar, a coastal town east of Aden.

Turmoil in Syria continued, with at least 42 people being killed since May 27th.

Bahrain lifted a state of emergency, which was in place for two-and-half months, with the help of Saudi and Emirati forces.

Five generals were among the 120 soliders who defected from Colonel Qaddafi’s regime in Libya.

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