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One person was killed in a bombing at a Houthi base in Al Jawf province. A government official blamed opposition leader Hamid al Ahmar for the June assassination attempt that seriously wounded President Saleh.
Seventeen al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and three soldiers were killed during fighting in Zinjibar, the capital of Abyan province. Tribesmen in Abyan claimed the government is arming AQAP. The Islamist Islah party and the Shia Houthis signed a ceasefire agreement.
The Yemeni Air Force has killed more than 200 soldiers who refused to fight tribes in Arhab who are opposed to the government. Iraqi pilots have been hired to carry out the strikes. A tribe in the south has rejoined the fight against al Qaeda in Zinjibar.
US Predators killed 15 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in an airstrike yesterday in a village in Abyan province. Yemen's Interior Ministry denied the report.
Yemeni strike aircraft killed 13 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in Zinjibar. The commander of the besieged 25th Mechanized Brigade said Yemeni security forces abandoned their weapons and fled during the AQAP takeover of Zinibar two months ago.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed two Army colonels and five soldiers in attacks in Zinjibar; seven AQAP fighters were also killed during the fighting. The Yemeni Air Force killed 15 tribesmen in air and artillery strikes in Zinjibar.
Yemen's foreign minister said that civil war would break out if President Saleh was forced to step down. An Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commander and four fighters were killed in an airstrike in Zinjibar.
"Militants" linked to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula are demanding a $12 million ransom for three French aid workers. A Republican Guards and an Army division have abandoned the government and joined the protesters.
Yemeni military officers claimed an al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commander known as Ali Saeed Jamil was among 12 AQAP operatives killed during fighting in Zinibar. Yemeni officials also claimed a Saudi bomb expert carried out the suicide attack in Aden that killed nine soldiers.
US-trainer counterterrorism forces from the Republican Guards are being deployed against tribesmen in Arhab,and are reported to have killed more than 40 people. Sana'a was plunged into darkness after electricity was cut by tribesmen.
A suicide bomber killed nine Yemeni soldiers and wounded 21 more in an attack on a military convoy in Aden. The convoy was traveling to fight al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in Zinjibar.
Tribesmen stopped a convoy of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters from reaching Zinjibar; one AQAP fighter was killed. Police arrested four suspects in the bombing that killed a British citizen.
The military claimed it killed two senior Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leaders, Aidh al Shabwani and Awadh Mohammed Saleh al Shabwani, during fighting in Zinjibar. Aidh is AQAP's commander for Marib province.
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.