So far three people have been killed in the Yemeni city of Taiz, as thousands of demonstrators gathered for an anti-government rally in the city. Residents blamed the deaths on government troops saying that the tanks shelled Taiz from the surrounding mountains for the fourth straight day.
Last Thursday, twelve people perished in the city during the violent clashes between forces loyal to the outgoing president Ali Abdullah Saleh and dissident tribesmen. The former foreign minister, Mohammed Basindwa, was designated by opposition parties to lead the government.
Currently the government has been divided in two factions, the supporters of Saleh and the opposition who recently informed that it had accepted the creation of an interim government to be announced in the coming days. (AV)