Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Rebels capture Yemeni city

Yemen’s second-largest city Taez has mostly fallen to armed dissidents, a tribal leader said, as protesters in Sanaa called for a “millions march” to thwart plans by President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who suffered 40%

burns in a rocket attack on his compound last week, to return to power. Fighting
also raged between
Yemeni troops and suspected al Qaeda gunmen on Tuesday at the gates of Zinjibar, the southern city which had fallen under the jihadists’ control, killing at least 25 people.

Armed dissidents seized control of most of Taez following clashes with troops loyal to Saleh, a top tribal chief said.

“I consider Taez to have fallen under the control” of the dissidents, Sheikh Hammoud Saeed al-Mikhlafi, the head of the tribal council in Taez told AFP by telephone.

Meanwhile, Washington urged President Ali Abdullah Saleh to,continue:http://www.hindustantimes.com/Rebels-capture-Yemeni-city/Article1-706914.aspx

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