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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.
Yesterday, Yemeni troops killed seven AQAP fighters, including an Iranian, a Pakistani, and two Somali nationals, during fighting in Zinjibar. AQAP remains in control of the provincial capital.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula captured the town of Al Khoud in Abtan province. AQAP took control of the town after resisting strikes by the Yemeni Air Force.
Security forces killed nine al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters, including five Saudis, in Zinjibar. More than 1,000 AQAP fighters are reported to have arrived in Shaqra. AQAP flogged five boys for running drugs in Jaar.
Security forces killed six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters during clashes in Zinjibar. The defense minister said the government would "defend the country against subversive elements of the opposition and the dissident army."
Security forces killed six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and wounded several more during fighting in Zinjibar. An undisclosed number of Yemeni soldiers were wounded during the fighting.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters killed two Yemeni soldiers in Zinjibar. AQAP controls the the city despite numerous attempts by the military to eject them.
Sana'a International Airport reopened after two Yemeni Air Force fighters were blown up yesterday; bombs were placed on 15 jets but only two detonated. Marib tribesmen freed an Uzbek doctor who was kidnapped last week.
Sanaa International Airport has been closed after four blasts destroyed two Yemeni fighter aircraft; the cause of the explosions has not been determined. Four people were killed when government forces shelled villages in Arhab.