The leadership of Yemen has declared a state of emergency after a bloody crackdown on protesters in the capital Sanaa. The opposition in Yemen is based on unemployed youth, regular laborers, students, Islamists, socialists, Salafists and even some tribesmen with political ambitions. Thereby the opposition is very fractured but united in their common goal to oust president Ali Abdullah Saleh from office. However Saleh has deep roots in the regime. The intelligence apparatus, political and business elite are all dominated by Saleh's family members, also known as the Sanhan tribe. The planned departure of Saleh will intensify the situation among the regime's ambitious elite and tribal leaders. One of these politically ambitious tribal leaders is Hamid al-Ahmar of the powerful Hashid sheikhdom.
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