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Former President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s loyalists have been accused of destabilising the current transitional government [Reuters]

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Yemen - Jun 2, 2011 - 11:40

Last modified: 2 Jun 2011 08:40

Witnesses in the southern city of Taiz told the AFP that protesters have taken up arms against government forces loyal to president Ali Abdullah Saleh for the first time since protests began in January. Police had killed 21 protesters on Monday when they raided and cleared a four-month-long sit-in at Taiz’s Tahrir Square calling for Saleh’s ouster .