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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.
"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.
President Saleh is rumored to have been moved to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment after being wounded in a mortar attack yesterday. The DoD said it has seen no evidence that Yemeni counterterrorism forces trained by the US military were involved in suppressing protests.
President Saleh and Prime Minister Mujawar were wounded during an artillery attack on the presidential palace in Sana'a. The government blamed Sheikh Sadiq al Ahmar, the leader of a large tribal confederation, for the attack.