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    Yemen troops kill 11 anti-government protesters in Taiz

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    At least 11 people have been killed in heavy fighting in the Yemeni city of Taiz, a day after a UN envoy began a new mission to push President Ali Abdullah Saleh to quit under a Gulf peace plan.

    Witnesses and medical staff said at least 25 people were also wounded on Friday in fighting between Saleh's Republican Guards and opposition tribesmen in Yemen's third largest city.

    Witnesses said two children and three woman were among those killed in tank and mortar fire aimed at the al-Rawda and Zaid al-Moshki districts, as well as Freedom Square - where demonstrators demanding an end to Saleh's 33-year-long rule had gathered for noon prayers.

    Al Jazeera's Imran Khan reports.