Thursday, February 12, 2015

UN warns Yemen 'collapsing' as Al Qaeda seizes army camp

Sanaa (AFP) - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned Thursday that Yemen was falling apart and called for action to avert chaos, as Al-Qaeda fighters overran an army camp and seized heavy weaponry.

The UN chief was reporting to the 15-member council after talks with Gulf officials that he said concentrated on "preventing civil war in Yemen".

"Let me be clear: Yemen is collapsing before our eyes. We cannot stand by and watch," Ban told the council.

In Obama's book, this is a definition of success.