Yemen protests continue as security deteriorates

By REUTERS
March 29, 2011 13:18

SANAA - Yemeni protesters demanding the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Tuesday they would insist he leave power soon, despite violence that has raised US and Gulf fears of chaos that will benefit militants.

Explosions at an arms factory on Monday killed more than 100 people in a southern town where Islamists seemed to have driven out government forces, a reminder of instability that Saleh's Western allies fear in the poorest Arab state.

Al Arabiya TV said the death toll had risen to around 150.


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