Twenty Die in Yemen Chaos

Twenty more people died in fighting in Yemen between anti-government protesters and those loyal to President Ali Absullah Saleh despite a recent truce. Police and security fired on protesters in Taiz with water cannons, tear gas, and stun grenades, while one witness said he saw tents with injured protesters lit on fire. Saleh's failure to step down from power as promised led to more fighting that killed 124 people last week. The chaos also continues in the south of Yemen, where an armed group with apparent links to al-Qaida took over a coast town, Reuters reported. There is fear that Yemen-based al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula could exploit the situation and be inspired by the nation’s instability.

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