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Heavy Fighting in Yemen’s Capital as Saleh Seeks to Retain Power

Explosions and heavy gunfire shook Yemen’s capital overnight as shelling set ablaze the Yemenia Airways office close to the home of opposition tribal leader Sadiq al-Ahmar.

Fighting in Sana’a between President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s security forces and supporters of al-Ahmar, leader of the Hashid, Yemen’s most influential tribe, intensified as it continued into a fifth day after the breakdown of a truce mediated by tribal leaders.