SANAA - Three people were killed and nine wounded in clashes
in Sanaa on Tuesday between Yemeni troops and members of the elite Republican
Guards in a direct challenge to a presidential reorganization of the military,
an army source said.
"Three were killed and nine were wounded in the
clash, and now the Yemeni troops have gained control of the area again," the
source said without specifying whether the casualties were members of the
The fighting happened near the defense ministry after
extra government troops were sent to defend the building, and shooting started
after Republican Guard soldiers then surrounded the ministry in central Sanaa.