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Thirty-nine al Qaeda fighters and 11 Yemeni soldiers were killed during fighting in the southern province of Abyab. Fighting was reported in the cities of Zinjibar and Jaar, and the district of Maysameer.
The military claimed it killed four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in Abyan. The head of the Shura Council died from wounds suffered in the June 3 assassination attempt that targeted President Saleh.
A pair of suicide bombers killed 12 pro-government tribal fighters in attacks in Abyan province. The first suicide bomber killed three people in Mudiyah; the second killed nine in Al Arqub.
The government claimed that dozens of fighters loyal to Ali Mohsen and Abdul Majid al Zindani were killed during an attack on a military base in Arhab. Security forces killed four al Qaeda fighters in Abyan.
Five "Islamists" were killed in airstrikes in the al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula-controlled city of Zinibar. The Yemeni government claimed opposition figures were behind the assassination attempt against President Saleh.
Tribesmen loyal to President Saleh claimed to have captured 10 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters near the town of Shoqra. Tribesmen also accused Abdul Majid al Zindani of sending more than 300 al Qaeda fighters to battle Yemeni forces in Arhab and Naham.
One person was killed in a bombing at a Houthi base in Al Jawf province. A government official blamed opposition leader Hamid al Ahmar for the June assassination attempt that seriously wounded President Saleh.
Seventeen al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and three soldiers were killed during fighting in Zinjibar, the capital of Abyan province. Tribesmen in Abyan claimed the government is arming AQAP. The Islamist Islah party and the Shia Houthis signed a ceasefire agreement.