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Foreign Office urges Britons to leave Yemen

All British nationals in Yemen are being urged to leave the country immediately, as fighting escalates between government troops and tribal forces.

A full-scale civil war now seems increasingly likely.

President Ali Abdullah Saleh has said again that he will not step down from power, despite appeals from the United States for a change of leadership.

Frank Gardner reports.

  • 26 May 2011
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