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The difference in Yemen as opposed to Libya or Syria is that the tribal leaders have more than enough firepower to take on and possibly overthrow the government.
DEAUVILLE, France (Reuters) - The Group of Eight leaders condemned violence by Yemeni forces against peaceful protesters and called on President Ali Abdullah Saleh on Friday to stick to his commitment to end his 33-year rule.
Tribal fighters allied to the Hashid stormed the camp, 50 miles (80 kilometers) northeast of Sanaa, and killed tens of troops — including the base commander — in the fighting, said local tribal leader Sheik Ali Saif. After the fighters captured the camp, government airplanes bombed them and other forces clashed with them on the ground, he said. At least 18 tribesmen were killed, Saif said. Tribal fighters then assaulted two helicopters that landed nearby, capturing them and a number of soldiers and shooting down a third helicopter, Saif said. Yemen's Interior Ministry denied the base's capture in a statement.
(CNN) -- Five loud explosions rung out early Saturday in the Yemeni capital, residents said, amid a surge of violence pitting tribal forces against those loyal to embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
On Friday, a senior Yemeni defense official said that at least seven air force combat jets had bombed tribal forces opposed to the president.
The bombers were deployed east of Sanaa to the district of Nehm, where two military compounds had been overtaken earlier by tribal fighters, said the official, who was not identified because he is not authorized to speak to the media.
YEMEN: The US has ordered all its non-essential diplomats and family members of embassy staff to leave Yemen as fighting there escalates.
SANAA, Yemen – Yemeni security officials say hundreds of Islamic militants have seized control of a southern city, killing eight policemen and two civilians in gunfights.
Officials said Friday's attackers were likely local Islamic militants who could be associated with al-Qaida. They spoke on condition of anonymity under government rules.
Friday's deaths raised the number of people killed to at least 127 in a week of battles between Saleh's forces and the Hashid.
Tribal fighters then assaulted two helicopters that landed nearby, capturing them and a number of soldiers and shooting down a third helicopter,
Yemen's president and the country's most powerful tribal leader have agreed a ceasefire after five days of fighting in the capital Sanaa, a mediator says.
SANAA (Reuters) – Street fighting raged in Yemen's capital on Tuesday ending a tenuous ceasefire between tribal groups and forces loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh and edging the impoverished Arab state closer to civil war.
U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay said 50 people may have been killed by government forces since Sunday in Taiz.
Explosions rocked a northern district of Sanaa on Tuesday that houses the headquarters of an army division headed by Ali Mohsen, an influential general who has joined the opposition.
Al Arabiya reported that government forces were bombarding Mohsen's unit, but the Defense Ministry denied it.
SANAA, Yemen – Radical Islamists who overran a south Yemen town killed five soldiers in an ambush on Tuesday, security officials said, while fresh clashes broke out in the capital between security forces and fighters from the country's most powerful tribal confederation, edging the country toward civil war.
The upheaval in Yemen has sparked fears that militant groups will take over. Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula operates in its weakly governed provinces along with a number of other radicals, like the ones who overran the town of Zinjibar near Yemen's south coast over the weekend.
SANAA (AFP) – Security forces shot dead seven anti-government protesters in Yemen's second-largest city Taez Tuesday, witnesses said, after 21 were killed as a long-running sit-in in a central square was smashed.
Tribal fighters in Yemen's capital have taken over the headquarters of the ruling party. They're also surrounding the interior ministry.
SANAA, Yemen – A Yemeni army officer who defected from President Ali Abdullah Saleh's camp says government forces and armed tribesmen who sided with the opposition have fought new street battles overnight in the capital Sanaa, leaving dozens killed and injured.
The officer also says that thousands of armed tribesmen have fought the Yemeni army about 10 miles (15 kilometers) from the city in an effort to push toward Sanaa.
He says the tribesmen captured 30 soldiers from the elite Republican Guard but released them later. The officer spoke on condition of anonymity, which is customary among the military.
45 min 6 sec ago - YemenWitnesses in the southern city of Taiz told the AFP that protesters have taken up arms against government forces loyal to president Ali Abdullah Saleh for the first time since protests began in January.