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Yemen tribal and government forces clash

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Yemen tribal and government forces clash


There have been bloody clashes for a second day running in Yemen’s capital Sanaa. This follows the collapse on Sunday of a draft agreement on a transition of power. At least four gunmen were killed.

Forces loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh fought street battles with members of a powerful tribal federation whose leader has sided with protesters demanding an end to Saleh’s rule. An opposition leader said six other people were wounded.

The deal mediated by Gulf neighbours would have given Saleh immunity from prosecution. Its brokers said they were suspending efforts, saying if there were any positive signs it could continue.

Seven people were killed in fighting in the same part of Sanaa on Monday, five tribal gunmen, a police officer and a bystander.

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