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Fighting Reported In Sanaa Amid Concerns Of Worsening Yemeni Violence


People take part in an antigovernment protest in the southwestern city of Ibb on May 30.

People take part in an antigovernment protest in the southwestern city of Ibb on May 30.

There are reports of fresh fighting in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, amid concerns about worsening violence in the country as President Ali Abdullah Saleh tries to supress an uprising against his more than 30-year rule.

Reports said multiple explosions and shooting were heard in the capital early today, but no details on any casualties were immediately available.

On May 30, government planes bombed targets around the southern town of Zinjibar, where radical Islamist militants are reported to have seized control.

Reports say some 30 people are believed to have been killed in fighting over the town in recent days.

And in Taiz, protesters said more than 20 people were feared killed when security forces opened fire on demonstrators and set fire to their tents.

compiled from agency reports
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