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Thousands Of Yemenis Protest, Unrest High In South

Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Sana'a and other Yemeni cities to demand the end of President Ali Abdullah Saleh's 32-year rule.

Witnesses said around 5,000 protesters gathered near Sana'a University today.

Thousands of others took to the streets in the northern cities of Ibb and Hudeida, while at least 10,000 took to the streets in Taiz, 200 kilometers south of the capital.

Local officials meanwhile said two soldiers were killed and 11 wounded today in two attacks by armed men in the flashpoint southern Abyan province.

The gunmen attacked a security checkpoint, killing a soldier and wounding seven.

A second attack on a car carrying the wounded away killed another soldier and wounded four. Officials blamed Al-Qaeda.

based on Reuters reports