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Anti-government tribes took control of a Republican Guard base north of Sana'a. A general and several soldiers were killed, and tanks and other weapons were also seized.

Government forces killed 17 people in an assault on a protest camp on the outskirts of the capital of Sana'a. Protesters said elements of the Republican Guard and Central Security forces were responsible for the attack.

President Saleh returned to Yemen after convalescing in Saudi Arabia for three months. The US State Department urged Saleh to step down.

Nine people have been killed in mortar fire and sniper attacks in the capital of Sana'a. Fighting broke out between government forces and "unknown militants" in Al Houta, the provincial capital of Lahj.

Four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed in airstrikes in Abyan. Fighting continues in Sana'a despite a truce. Mediation by the Gulf Cooperation Council has failed.

Security forces killed 28 protesters and opposition supporters after opening fire in the capital of Sana'a. The military deployed snipers to kill some of the civilians.

Government troops killed 20 protesters in Sana'a. The capital is under blackout after power lines were cut. The opposition denied Sheikh Zindani is a terrorist.

Government forces killed six protesters in the capital of Sana'a. Saudi officials said that President Saleh, who has been recovering from injuries sufferred in an attack three months ago, may not return to Yemen.

Four people were killed as government forces shelled areas of Sana'a under the control of Sheikh Ahmar, who opposes President Saleh. A young man was killed during three bombings in Aden.

Twelve al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and two civilians were killed in fighting in Zinjibar. Yemeni security forces killed 13 people during shelling in Arhab. Saudi armor is rumored to have entered the country to help quell uprisings.

Seven civilians were killed in Yemeni air strikes outside of Sana'a. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula said the military is killing civilians in airstrikes in the south, and vowed to avenge the bombings.

"Gunmen" killed an intelligence officer in Aden. President Saleh has authorized Vice President Hadi to negotiate the transition of power.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed two soldiers in an IED attack in Zinjibar. The foreign minister met with the Pakistani ambassador and discussed Pakistan's possible transfer of Osama bin Laden's wife to Yemen.

The Yemeni government claimed it has retaken control of Zinjibar, the capital of Abyan province, and ejected al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula from other towns in the area. The military has also broken the three-month-long siege of the 25th Mechanized Brigade just outside of Zinjibar.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula took control of Rodwa in Shabwa province, and is advancing on the port of Balhaf, home to a Liquefied Natural Gas facility. AQAP killed six soldiers in Zinjibar. US Predators reportedly killed three AQAP fighters in the village of Mihfed.

Six Yemeni soldiers and 13 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed during clashes in the city of Zinjibar. Thirty-one people are reported to have been killed in yesterday's airstrike on a mosque in Ja'ar.

An airstrike on a mosque in Ja'ar killed seven civilians; aircraft were targeting a group of al Qaeda fighters who overran a smaller mosque nearby. Tribal forces captured a 19-year-old suicide bomber in Lawdar in Abyan province.

A suicide bomber killed six Yemeni soldiers at a checkpoint in the southern port city of Aden. President Saleh's son halted negotiations with the opposition and will not support a transition of power.

Yemeni military forces seized the main entrances into Zinjibar and are advancing to the center of the provincial capital; nine al Qaeda and six soldiers were killed during fighting. AQAP fighters are said to be retreating to Shaqra and advancing on Attaq, the provincial capital of Shabwa, and Howtah, the provincial capital of Lahj.

US airstrikes killed 30 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in Abyan. US officials doubt that AQAP chief Nasir al Wuhayshi was killed earlier this week in Abyan. Yemeni military claimed it has cleared AQAP from areas in Abyan. Local officials in Lahj believe AQAP is ripe to take over the province.