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United States Security Advisory Board:  Political Violence Rampant in Yemen
  Written By:  Abdul Rahim Al-Showthabi (YEMEN POST STAFF) 
  Article Date:
September 15, 2008



The United Sates Security Advisory Board (USSAB) assured that political violence is rampant in Yemen and occurs constantly against demonstrators, adding that the Yemeni government seeks to assert its authority over demonstrators through violence.    

The (USSAB) report revealed that congestions are increasing in the Yemeni southern governorates.

It added that Yemeni security forces are not well prepared and are not equipped with modern techniques.

The report described Yemen as a poor country which only has control of major cities, while strong tribes dominate remote areas, adding that the absence of the government's central control on major areas led the country to be a transit point for smuggled weapons to terrorists. 

Meanwhile, it revealed that security officers in Yemen work to help criminal victims, but they take money for their services.

Yemen is a state in which extensive troubles exist and essential services are inadequate along with rampant corruption.

Meanwhile, political observers say that Yemen has seen strong progress in issues like political reform, including reform within the administration, civil society, parliament, political parties, and the media. However complete reform in Yemen remains a daily and urgent challenge.