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Security forces killed six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and wounded several more during fighting in Zinjibar. An undisclosed number of Yemeni soldiers were wounded during the fighting.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters killed two Yemeni soldiers in Zinjibar. AQAP controls the the city despite numerous attempts by the military to eject them.
Sana'a International Airport reopened after two Yemeni Air Force fighters were blown up yesterday; bombs were placed on 15 jets but only two detonated. Marib tribesmen freed an Uzbek doctor who was kidnapped last week.
Sanaa International Airport has been closed after four blasts destroyed two Yemeni fighter aircraft; the cause of the explosions has not been determined. Four people were killed when government forces shelled villages in Arhab.
Two Yemeni fighters and three "Islamist militants" were killed during clashes in the southern port city of Aden. Yemenis have described Aden as being under siege from al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Tribesmen said they would attack US citizens and kill French hostages in retaliation for the drone strike that killed Anwar al Awlaki, his son, and other al Qaeda leaders. Tribesmen in Shabwa province claimed that drones are hovering over the area.
President Saleh demanded guarantees from foreign governments if he is to transfer power. The UNSC is preparing to vote on a resolution dealing with the escalating violence in Yemen. Tribesmen blew up an oil pipeline in Marib.