11 Yemenis killed in Amran clashes

One soldier and ten Houthi attackers were killed in ensuing clashes.

11 Yemenis killed in Amran clashes

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Yemeni soldier and ten Shiite Houthi militants were killed late Friday in the northern Amran province, a military source said.

"Houthi militants attacked military sites in northern Amran," the source told Anadolu Agency on Saturday.

One soldier and ten Houthi attackers were killed in ensuing clashes, the source said.

Houthi leaders could not be reached for comment.

Amran has been the scene of sporadic clashes in recent weeks between the army and Houthi rebels, the latter of whom also frequently clash with local tribesmen.

The Shiite Houthi movement first appeared in 1992, taking Yemen's northern Saada province as its main base of operations.

Several rounds of subsequent fighting between the group and the army have left thousands dead on both sides.

Yemen in general has been dogged by turmoil since protests in 2011 forced autocratic president Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down after 33 years in power.

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