Yemeni warplanes kill tribesmen

UP TO 80 anti-government tribesmen who overran part of a military camp in the Arhab region north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa have been killed.

A security official said yesterday warplanes and artillery had pounded the armed tribesmen for the past 48 hours. There was no independent confirmation of the number of deaths.

A soldier from Yemen’s 63rd Brigade who fled the camp said tribesmen had overrun it several days ago. He said about 20 soldiers had been killed by the tribesmen.