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        10/24/2011, Tishrei 26, 5772

      Report: Saleh Calls Troops to Capital

      President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen has called troops from around the country to the capital, Sana'a, in order to take part in violent suppression of demonstrators against his regime, according to a Monday report by the Iranian government's Press TV.

      According to the report, two large cargo ships dropped off heavy weapons and other military equipment in the port of Hudaydah on Monday and some was transferred to the capital. Tanks were seen headed for Sana'a's Hassaba district, the scene of clashes between government troops and demonstrators.