3 Yemeni soldiers killed in clashes with Houthis

The violence broke out when Houthi militants tried to set up military checkpoints at the province's entrances.

3 Yemeni soldiers killed in clashes with Houthis

World Bulletin / News Desk

Three soldiers were killed on Wednesday in renewed clashes between the army and Shiite Houthi militants in Yemen's northern Amran province, a military source said.

The violence broke out when Houthi militants tried to set up military checkpoints at the province's entrances, the source told Anadolu Agency.

Houthi militants seized control of parts of Amran three months ago following pitched battles with local tribesmen.

Some observers fear the Houthis could eventually move on capital Sanaa.

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

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

Last Mod: 10 Nisan 2014, 11:05
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