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BBC correspondent and his cameraman attacked by Five baltajiyas

Five baltajiyas (pro-government thugs in civilian dress) attacked BBC correspondent Abdallah Ghourab and his cameraman, Zine Al-Siqaf, with clubs at a gas station on Riqas Street in Sanaa as they were filming a report about fuel shortages durng the evening. Their camera was destroyed. They sought treatment for their injuries in a hospital, which they left during the night. Ghourab has received 15 telephone threats since the start of the uprising. He now has to live in hiding.

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