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Yemeni tribes have joined government forces to battle al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in the city of Zinjibar in Abyan. The Joint Meeting Party accused Iran of backing the Shia Houthi rebels in Al Jawf province.
The government claimed al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula conspired with the Joint Meeting Parties to kill President Saleh and other senior officials in last month's attack at a mosque in the presidential compound.
The US is reported to have killed six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in an airstrike in Abyan. The AQAP fighters recently overran a police station in the province.
Five people were killed in an airstrike in the Arhab province north of Sana'a. Yemeni officials said they were tribesmen "harboring criminals who stand behind the attacks on soldiers," while locals said those killed were civilians.
More than 30 people were killed during fighting between the Houthis and tribes in the north. Four "militants" and one soldier were killed during clashes in Zinjibar in Abyan province. Two Al Qaeda fighters were killed in airstrikes in Abyan.
"Gunmen" thought to be associated with the Southern Movement killed three soldiers in an ambush in Aden. The government claimed tribal leaders have aided al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula with expanding its operations in Abyan. President Saleh may return to Yemen on July 17.
President Saleh made an appearance on Yemeni television. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters killed 10 soldiers in an ambush in Abyan. Security forces killed an AQAP commander and several fighters in Abyan.
The defense minister said troops have been deployed around Aden to prevent the city from falling to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. An unnamed military official denied reports that 50 soldiers have gone missing in Zinjibar.
A suicide bomber killed three soldiers in Aden. Security forces killed three al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives who escaped from Mukalla prison last week. Police detained the director of Mukalla prison.
Sixty-two al Qaeda fighters escaped during an attack on a prison in Mukalla; one prison guard was killed during the attack. A government spokesman insisted that President Saleh will return from Saudi Arabia this week.
More than 100 Yemeni soldiers have been killed while fighting al Qaeda int he Arabian Peninsula in the city of Zinjibar. The military was forced to withdraw two artillery brigades from the city.
Twelve Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and nine soldiers were killed during fighting in an around Zinjibar, the capital of Lahj province. AQAP has been in control of Zinjibar for nearly a month.
An unnamed Saudi official claimed that President Saleh will not return to Yemen. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula took control of parts of the city of Huta in Jahj province. Ten AQAP fighters were detained in Abyan.
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.