Sanaa: Several people have been killed and injured in airstrikes and shelling by the Republican Guard forces in southern Yemen, reports say. Local reports indicate that the Thursday attacks also destroyed a number of houses in Arhab village.The explosions were so loud that they could be heard in the capital Sana’a, according to the reports.
Meanwhile, Yemeni tribesmen took control of a camp occupied by the regime forces near the capital.
On Wednesday, at least four demonstrators sustained injuries in an attack by forces loyal to Yemen’s Ali Abdullah Saleh on a protest march in the southern city of Ibb. The regime forces also opened fire on protesters in Ra’da town in al-Baida province.
Several government officials have defected to the opposition in al-Baida province.
The Yemeni anti-government youth groups have set up a transitional council to manage the country’s affairs and to make efforts to force Saleh to give up power before his possible return from Saudi Arabia.
Saleh and five other high-ranking officials were evacuated to Saudi Arabia for alleged medical treatment following a rocket attack on the Yemeni presidential palace on June 3.
Protesters in Yemen have vowed to continue their rallies through the Muslim fasting month of Ramazan until their demands are met.
Hundreds of people have been killed and many more injured in the Middle Eastern country since the popular uprising began in late January as a result of the brutal crackdown on anti-government protests by military forces and bands of thugs loyal to Saleh.