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More violence as Yemen's Saleh clings on to power

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More violence as Yemen's Saleh clings on to power


There has been a marked escalation in violence in Yemen where at least 30 people have been killed in two separate incidents.

In Taiz, soldiers opened fire on protesters on Sunday, killing 15, while military jets have now pounded Zinjibar.

Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh is still refusing to step down.

“Those calling for change, their trademark is destruction and theft,” he said.

“They are calling for change and for a peaceful youth revolution but it is a destructive revolution and leading them are corrupt defectors from the military.”

In Sanaa, hundreds demonstrated against the killings in Taiz. Unconfirmed reports say that in reality up to 57 people have died there.

The bombing of Zinjibar was said to be against al Qaeda who have taken over the town, according to President Saleh.

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