24 people killed in Yemen violence

Tribal and sectarian clashes have gripped Yemen as of late.

24 people killed in Yemen violence

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least 24 people were killed in two days of clashes between tribesmen and Shiite Houthi rebels in the northern Yemeni province of al-Jawf, eyewitnesses said Saturday.

Witnesses said 17 Houthis were killed in the clashes, which erupted on Thursday after Shiite rebels stopped a member of Bin Nawf tribe on a road between al-Hazm and al-Maslub districts in al-Jawf.

Seven tribesmen were also killed and 25 others injured in the violence, the eyewitnesses said.

According to witnesses, guns had fallen silent in al-Jawf late on Friday only after Houthis implored a presidential mediation committee to intervene and convince Bin Nawf tribesmen to stop fighting.

Houthis pulled out of areas they captured during the clashes, the eyewitnesses said.

In December, Houthis locked horns with Dahm tribe in al-Jawf as well.

A presidential committee managed to mediate a ceasefire between the two sides in January, convincing them to sign a reconciliation agreement.

Last Mod: 08 Mart 2014, 13:07
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