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The Associated Press | New York Times | July 30, 2011

SANA, Yemen (AP) — Government airstrikes in southern Yemen against Islamist militants accidentally killed 14 pro-government tribesmen, a Yemeni security official said Saturday.

The botched airstrikes reflect the difficulty the imperiled government has had battling for survival on multiple fronts since a popular uprising against the longtime president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, began six months ago. Armed tribesmen are fighting government forces in a number of areas around the country, and Islamist militants, some allied with Al Qaeda, have overrun entire towns in the restive south.

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Hakim Almasmari | CNN | July 21, 2011

Sanaa, Yemen (CNN) — A child was killed and six other people were wounded on Thursday when security forces shot at protesters in Yemeni city of Taiz, a medical team said.

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Hakim Almasmari | CNN | July 15, 2011

Sanaa, Yemen (CNN) — A U.S. drone strike targeting militants in southern Yemen Thursday killed at least 50 people, two Yemeni security sources said.

This comes as the United States and the Yemeni government step up their efforts to target militants, including those Islamists who’ve taken over several cities in recent weeks.

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Hakim Almasmari | CNN | July 9, 2011

Sanaa, Yemen (CNN) — Dozens of civilians may have been killed by Yemeni forces since May while fighting an armed Islamist group in Abyan province, the activist group Human Rights Watch said in a report released Saturday. But a spokesman for Yemen’s ruling party disputed the findings.

“As Yemeni government forces battle armed militants in Abyan, civilians are paying the price,” Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch, said in the report. “Both sides need to be doing much more to protect civilians from harm, and the government should be investigating possible laws-of-war violations by its forces in Abyan.”

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Ahmed Al-Haj | Associated Press | June 29, 2011

SANAA, Yemen — Military and hospital officials say a Yemeni air force jet mistakenly bombed a bus in a southern city controlled by Islamic militants and suspected al-Qaida members, killing four and wounding 12 passengers. (more…)

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Reuters | June 24, 2011

(Reuters) – A team of United Nations human rights investigators will travel to Yemen next week to assess the situation after months of unrest, a U.N. spokeswoman said on Friday.

“The U.N. human rights office is due to deploy a three-member delegation to Yemen on Monday for a 10-day mission to assess the human rights situation in the country in light of recent events,” spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told a news briefing.

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Reuters | Mohammed Mukhashaf | June 13, 2011

ADEN – More than 15,000 people fleeing fighting between the army and Islamist gunmen in Yemen’s Abyan province have turned schools in Yemen’s southern port city into makeshift refugee camps.

Refugees complained that authorities have not provided them with enough medicine, clothing and blankets.

They sleep 20 and 30 to a classroom, eat what a local charity brings to the school — beans with bread, rice with fish or meat — and await clothes to replace what they left behind.

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