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Pro-government supporters and anti-government protesters clashed at Sana'a university; dozens of people were wounded. Protests also continue in Taiz. The government is deploying thousands of troops to Sana'a and the provinces.
Security forces killed two anti-government protesters in Sana'a and wounded eight more. Thousands continued to protest in Taiz for the fifth day straight. Yemen announced its oil reserves have increased to 11 billion barrels and gas reserves to 18 trillion cubic feet.
The US State Department said budget cuts will hurt Yemen's fight against al Qaeda. More than 3,000 Yemenis held protests against the Saleh regime in Sana'a. Two soldiers were kidnapped by southern separatists in Lahj.
A Yemeni security official denied reports that a US Predator crashed outside of Lauder in Abyan province. US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen poses one of the greatest threats to the US.
Police reportedly recovered remains of a US Predator UAV strike aircraft which supposedly crashed near the village of Jahayn near Lauder in Abyan province. Al Qaeda fighters are said to have intercepted the police and taken charge of the debris.
Ten al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives, including a Syrian national, are on trial for a series of attacks between 2005-2010. An intelligence officer escaped an al Qaeda assassination attempt in Hadramawt province.