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Popularity of Yemen

Yemen: 'Forty al-Qaeda militants' killed in air strikes

Popularity of Yemen, I like 75%

 

Two soldiers were also killed as Yemeni troops retaliated against al-Qaeda militants who stormed army camp.

The unrest is part of widening chaos in Yemen since protests broke out in February against the 33-year rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

He is being treated in Saudi Arabia after an attack on his palace in June.

Speaking in Riyadh on Tuesday, the Saudi foreign minister, Prince Saud al-Faisal, said the health of the Yemeni president was "generally good".

He gave no further details on the 64-year-old leader's condition or plans.

Southern clashes

A battle has been raging for weeks in the southern town of Zinjibar, capital of Abyan province, where militants have exploited the poliical vacuum to move into Zinjibar and the town of Jaar. Thousands have fled to neighbouring Aden province.

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6 July 2011

Read full article: www.bbc.co.uk

2011-07-06


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