30 killed in Amran clashes between Yemen army, Houthis

At least 30 people have been killed in clashes between the Yemeni army and Shiite Houthi militants in the northern province of Amran

30 killed in Amran clashes between Yemen army, Houthis

World Bulletin/News Desk

At least 30 people have been killed in clashes between the Yemeni army and Shiite Houthi militants in the northern province of Amran, an official source said Tuesday.

"At least 25 Houthi militants and five army troops have been killed in clashes since Monday morning in the Janat and Mahshash mountains and in Mudila village in Amran," the source, who asked not to be named, told Anadolu Agency.

The clashes also left dozens injured, mostly from the Houthis, he added, giving no further details.

Yemeni authorities are yet to comment.

Amran remains the site of sporadic clashes between the Yemeni army and Houthi militants, who also frequently clash with local tribesmen.

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

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

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

In the three years since, authorities have struggled to restore law and order.

Last Mod: 27 Mayıs 2014, 11:51
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