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Yemen's official news agency says six al Qaeda fighters have been arrested while allegedly planning attacks on senior government officials as well as Arab and other foreign diplomatic missions. Saudi Arabia has promised to provide the newly formed government of Yemen with urgently needed aid, mainly petroleum products.
Up to 15 al Qaeda fighters escaped from a prison in the southern port city of Aden, in the second such jailbreak this year. Most of the escapees were being tried over a 2009 bank robbery in Aden, while others were facing charges of involvement in the assassinations of intelligence officers.
Nine al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed while attacking a military outpost near Zinjibar; one soldier was also killed. The government released the head of the opposition Southern Movement party.
At least two Yemenis were killed in the third day of shelling in the hotbed protest city of Taiz. Yemeni Vice President Abdu Rabbo Mansour Hadi called on Taiz's provincial governor and opposition parties of the Joint Meeting Parties to observe an immediate ceasefire.
Fighting between Shia Houthi rebels and Sunni Islamists wounded at least 26 people in north Yemen. Gunmen killed two Yemeni soldiers in the main southern city of Aden as thousands rallied there to call for secession from the north. Forces loyal to Yemeni President Saleh shelled several neighborhoods in the city of Taiz, killing one person.
Yemeni forces killed nine al Qaeda fighters, including two Somalis, an Algerian, a Mauritanian, and a Saudi, in Zinjibar. Tribal fighters allied with the Yemeni military ambushed a vehicle between Zinjibar and Jaar, killing four suspected al Qaeda fighters.
President Saleh is in Saudi Arabia, where he is expected to sign an agreement to transfer power to his deputy. The Red Cross confirmed that three of their workers, including a French national, have been kidnapped in Lahj.
Tribesmen captured 400 soldiers from President Saleh's 63rd Republican Guard Brigade and took control of the unit's base near Arhab. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula released new images of Anwar al Awlaki and Samir Khan.