Gunfight in Yemen as deal collapses

The clashes in the capital Sanaa cast fresh doubt on prospects for a political solution to a three-month crisis in which youth-led demonstrators, inspired by protests that swept aside the leaders of Egypt and Tunisia, are demanding an end to Saleh’s 33-year rule.

“There is heavy gunfire and violent clashing between government forces and Sheikh (Sadiq) al-Ahmar’s guards,” a witness said, referring to a powerful tribal leader who has sided with protesters.

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