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Yemeni crackdown continues as deal to end stalemate looms

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Yemeni crackdown continues as deal to end stalemate looms


Security forces in Yemen continue to open fire on protesters opposed to the rule of Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Authorities blocked a huge march in Taiz, south of the capital Sanaa, where one woman was killed and ten other people wounded.

Fatalities are also reported in the towns of Ibb and Al-Baida.

It has emerged that those opposed to Saleh have agreed to a Gulf Arab deal, which will see the man who has ruled Yemen for decades stand down in 30 days. In return Saleh, his family and aides will be granted immunity from prosecution.

The opposition say they will play their part in a transition government as the poorest Arab nation attempts to bring the violent chaos to an end.

It is unclear how those who have risked their lives in anti-government demonstrations will react. Many want Saleh to have his day in court following an armed crackdown that has left as many as 120 Yemenis dead.

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