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78 people killed in northern Yemen clashes

According to the source, tribal fighters captured six areas in the district.

Source : World Bulletin / 3 Feb 2014

At least 78 people were killed and 160 others injured in one day of clashes between Shiite Houthi militants and tribesmen in the northern Yemeni province of Amran, a tribal source said.

The violence broke out in the Huth district on Friday and continued to rage until Saturday, leaving 63 Houthis and 15 tribesmen dead and 163 others injured, including 110 Houthis.

According to the source, tribal fighters captured six areas in the district.

Friday's violence erupted only a few days after a ceasefire was brokered between the tribesmen and the Houthis after another round of deadly clashes on Wednesday left three Houthis dead.

Recent weeks have seen violent clashes between Houthi militants and northern Yemen's tribesmen, with the latter accusing the Shiite militants of seeking to establish control over their territories.

The Houthis continue to fight pitched battles with both tribesmen and Salafists in several parts of the country, which has been gripped by chaos since the ouster of long-serving president Ali Abdullah Saleh in early 2012 as part of the "Arab Spring" uprisings.

 

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