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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.
The Yemeni Air Force has killed more than 200 soldiers who refused to fight tribes in Arhab who are opposed to the government. Iraqi pilots have been hired to carry out the strikes. A tribe in the south has rejoined the fight against al Qaeda in Zinjibar.
US Predators killed 15 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in an airstrike yesterday in a village in Abyan province. Yemen's Interior Ministry denied the report.
Yemeni strike aircraft killed 13 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in Zinjibar. The commander of the besieged 25th Mechanized Brigade said Yemeni security forces abandoned their weapons and fled during the AQAP takeover of Zinibar two months ago.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed two Army colonels and five soldiers in attacks in Zinjibar; seven AQAP fighters were also killed during the fighting. The Yemeni Air Force killed 15 tribesmen in air and artillery strikes in Zinjibar.
Yemen's foreign minister said that civil war would break out if President Saleh was forced to step down. An Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commander and four fighters were killed in an airstrike in Zinjibar.
"Militants" linked to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula are demanding a $12 million ransom for three French aid workers. A Republican Guards and an Army division have abandoned the government and joined the protesters.