Yemen tribesmen clash with soldiers

Tribesmen loyal to Yemen’s embattled president have clashed with a group of soldiers whose commander has sided with the opposition, leaving three tribesmen dead, according to tribal elders and military officials.
The fighting in a suburb of the capital Sanaa was the latest violence in weeks of turmoil in Yemen, where President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s military and police forces have cracked down on protesters demanding he step down after 32 years in power.
The clash erupted as a convoy of about 30 cars carrying armed tribesmen from Saleh’s Sanhan tribe arrived at the headquarters of the 1st Armoured Division in western Sanaa to meet its commander, Major General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, who had earlier joined the opposition.
Tribal members and army officers at t…

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