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Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters killed two intelligence officers in Abyan and Hadramout provinces. Forty-four protesters were wounded in clashes in Ibb province. The opposition vowed to escalate protests as President Saleh called for dialogue.
Suspected al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters killed four Republican Guards soldiers in Marib province. The US urged its citizens not to travel to Yemen. The Netherlands urged 90 of its citizens to leave Yemen.
President Saleh accused the US and Israel of stoking unrest in Yemen and the wider Arab world. "There's an operations room in Tel Aviv with the aim of destabilizing the Arab world," he said. Saleh sent military reinforcements to Aden to deal with spreading protests.
Security forces captured Abdullah Maodhah, an al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader, during a raid in Abyan; three soldiers and two civilians were killed during the raid. Protests have spread to the western province of Hadramout.
President Saleh rejected protesters' calls for him to resign his presidency. Thousands of Houthis joined protests in Sa'ada, while more than 10,000 protesters continue their sit-in in Sana'a. Security forces arrested an opposition leader.
Government supporters killed one protester at Sana'a University. President Saleh accused the Socialist Party of carrying out "foreign agendas." The chief of staff of Brigade 111 survived an al Qaeda assassination attempt in Abyan.
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.