In Yemen’s capital, Sana, hundreds of anti-government protestors gathered after Friday prayers to demonstrate, inspired by the Libyan advancement in Tripoli.
Yehya al Jaberi, Yemani protesor said "It is very important that we are visible on the square so the revolution can achieve its goals. This solution is very important. We must sort out things before Eid. We hope that those staying at home will come and join us and support the youth in the squares, so we can sort out things before Eid."
Meanwhile, Yemen’s interior minister said that army troops killed three armed men in Abyan suspected of being al Qaeda militants.
Islamist militants, which the government says are part of the al Qaeda arm based in Yemen, have taken over at least three southern towns in recent months, including a provincial capital, while protests against President Ali Abdullah Saleh advanced into the capital.
Earlier this week, 11 Yemeni soldiers and 39 suspected Islamist militants were killed in some of the worst violence to grip the instable south since mass protests against Saleh's rule began in January.
Yehya al Jaberi, Yemani protesor