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The CIA plans to target al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula using unmanned Predator and Reapers aircraft. Airstrikes against AQAP had previously been conducted by the US military.
"Islamic militants" killed a colonel and two soldiers in Zinjibar in Abyan province. Three "Islamic extremists" were killed in airstrikes in Jaar, also in Abyan. More than 40,000 have fled the fighting in Abyab.
Six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed in airstrikes outside the town of Jaar. Three soldiers and two members of the Southern Movement were killed in fighting in Habilayn. President Saleh's son has effectively taken control of the government.
President Saleh underwent two surgeries in Saudi Arabia. "The first was to remove a piece of shrapnel from his chest, and the second was neurosurgery to his neck," a family member said.
President Saleh has been transported to Saudi Arabia to receive medical treatment after being wounded in a rocket attack on Friday. Four soldiers from Ali Muhsen Al Ahmer 1st Armored Division were killed in a rocket attack in Sana'a.