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Government shelling kills 14 in southern Yemen

Khaled Abdullah / Reuters

People comfort a man whose mother was killed in shelling by forces loyal to Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the southern city of Taiz on Nov. 11, 2011.

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Yemenis help a wounded protester after he was allegedly shot by army forces loyal to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh at a hospital in the southern city of Taiz, Yemen, Nov. 11, 2011.

Khaled Abdullah / Reuters

Women mourn for relatives killed in shelling by forces loyal to Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the southern city of Taiz on Nov. 11, 2011.

AP reports:

SANAA, Yemen — In Friday's bloodshed, troops from the Republican Guard, which is led by Saleh's son and is a pillar of his rule, shelled two neighborhoods in the southern city of Taiz and fired at protesters in the city's main square. Fourteen people were killed, said a medical official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to reporters. Continue reading.