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Clashes break out in Yemen

Fresh fighting erupted during the night between government troops and gunmen loyal to opposition tribal chief Sheikh Sadiq al-Ahmar in Sanaa's northern Al-Hasaba district, witnesses said on Thursday. The two sides traded machinegun and mortar fire for around two hours late on Wednesday, the witnesses said.

world Updated: Oct 07, 2011 00:32 IST

Fresh fighting erupted during the night between government troops and gunmen loyal to opposition tribal chief Sheikh Sadiq al-Ahmar in Sanaa's northern Al-Hasaba district, witnesses said on Thursday. The two sides traded machinegun and mortar fire for around two hours late on Wednesday, the witnesses said.

They said the exchanges were being directed from the tribal chief's home on the one side and the nearby ministry of the interior on the other. Sheikh Sadiq's office said “President Ali Abdullah Saleh's forces fired mortar shells” on his house. afp