Sana'a, June 2, 2011-The Yemeni army has retaken public offices from the tribal fighters loyal to Sadeq Al-Ahmer, the sheikh of Hashid, and fierce confrontations are continuing between both sides in Al-Hasaba district and nearby areas in the capital Sana'a.
On Thursday, an official at the Interior Ministry said," we retook public offices in Al-Hasaba district including the Ministries of Trade and Industry and Local Administration, the permanent committee of the ruling party and others".
" I am in my office inside the Interior Ministry and battles are taking place right now," the official said, as eyewitnesses added that the army was shelling many areas in the area.
There are also hundreds of Al-Ahmer trying to enter the capital to support their elder, but the forces are preventing them.
Russia on Thursday called for an immediate ceasefire and urged its citizens to leave Yemen due to the grave developments in several cities.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, urged Saleh to leave and respect the choice of the Yemeni people as she said that Saleh's stay will lead to true conflict.
In Taiz, fierce clashes started earlier today when the forces closed all entrances of the city and dispersed a massive demonstration.
Source: Yemen Post