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Yemeni president arrives in Saudi Arabia as truce breaks in capital | guardian.co.uk

Reports of gunfire and explosions in Sana’a a day after Saudi-brokered ceasefire between Saleh’s forces and Hashid tribe

President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s authoritarian grip on Yemen appeared to be slipping as he arrived in Saudi Arabia for medical treatment for wounds suffered in a rocket attack on his compound.

Saleh, whose Saudi medical evacuation plane was met by a senior Saudi official, walked off the aircraft but had visible injuries on his neck, head and face, a source told Reuters.

His journey to Saudi Arabia came amid speculation from Yemeni and western analysts that it was unlikely he would be able to return to Yemen if he was forced to seek medical assistance abroad.

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