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Yemen on verge of civil war

Yemen’s embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh has vowed he would not step down or allow his impoverished nation to become a “failed state” even as urban combat between government troops and armed tribesmen engulfed parts of the capital.

world Updated: May 26, 2011 23:28 IST

Yemen’s embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh has vowed he would not step down or allow his impoverished nation to become a “failed state” even as urban combat between government troops and armed tribesmen engulfed parts of the capital.

Both sides raised the specter of civil war as the three-day death toll from fighting rose to at least 69 on Wednesday. The latest violence comes just days after a failed Arab mediation effort to end the three-month uprising and ease Saleh from power.

In the Arhab region about 32 kilometres northwest of Sanaa, a brigade of Saleh’s presidential guard clashed with local tribesmen an indication the fighting was spreading outside the capital. Six soldiers were killed.

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