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President Saleh is traveling to the United States for medical treatment. The military said its forces killed four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in Zinjibar.
Twenty-two people were killed during fighting between Salafists and Shia Houthis in Saada. Thousands of Yemenis in Rada'a celebrated the withdrawal of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula from their town.
Fourty-six people were killed during fighting between Houthis and Salafists in Hajjah. Security forces killed six AQAP fighters in Zinjibar. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula withdrew from Rada'a after negotiations with tribal leaders.
The military is sending troops and armored vehicles to positions outside of Rada'a, which is under al Qaeda's control. The leader of the Southern Movement denied reports that AQAP has captured the town of Al Habilain in Lahj province.
Tareq al Dhahab, the leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, said his forces would quit the town of Rada'a if the government frees more than 400 prisoners. Dhahab also demanded the imposition of sharia law in Rada'a.
A tribal leader whose brother, Tariq al Dhahab, took control of the town, said senior Yemeni leaders conspired with al Qaeda to take control of Rada'a. Tribal leaders in Rada'a gave AQAP 24 hours to leave the town. The chief of intelligence in Aden dodged an assassination attempt.