Ceasefire Over: 15 Killed in New Yemen Violence

GCC Again Leaves Sanaa Without a Settlement

Announced on Tuesday afternoon, the Yemeni capital city ceasefire was already crumbling late Wednesday, and now seems to be fully collapsed today, as at least 15 more people were killed across the capital in attacks by troops.

The fighting continued into the evening today, with reports that regime troops shelled a protester camp in the main square of Sanaa, while defectors clashed with troops elsewhere in the city.

The fighting in the capital had been mostly stalled for months after the assassination attempt on President Saleh, but recent attacks by regime troops have stirred a new round of defections and even the sacking of a military base.

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has been in the nation trying to convince Saleh’s deputy, Major General Hadi, to agree to a political settlement with the protest movement and a transition to free elections. The GCC leadership left again today, with no deal.

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