Civil War Looms as Big Blasts Rock Yemeni Capital

(Reuters) - Heavy explosions rocked the Yemeni capital Sanaa in the early hours of Thursday as fighting to topple the veteran president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, threatened to descend into civil war.
More than 40 people have been killed since Monday in a part of northern Sanaa where fighters loyal to powerful tribal leader Sadiq al-Ahmar have been attacking and trying to take over government buildings including the Interior Ministry.

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