34 killed as Houthis, tribesmen clash in Yemen's Bayda'

Recent fighting between the warring camps in the country's central and western regions has left dozens dead.

34 killed as Houthis, tribesmen clash in Yemen's Bayda'

World Bulletin/News Desk

At least 34 people were killed in clashes on Monday between armed tribesmen and Shiite Houthi militants in Yemen's central Al-Bayda' province, tribal sources have said.

"Four tribesmen and 30 Houthi militants were killed in ongoing clashes in Khobza village in the Rada'a directorate," a tribal source told Anadolu Agency.

In recent weeks, the Shiite Houthi group and Al-Qaeda have fought for control of Yemen's central Ibb and Al-Bayda' provinces.

Yemen has recently appeared on the verge of civil war, as the Houthis seek to expand their control beyond capital Sanaa – which they took over in September – to other parts of the country.

The growing Houthi influence has pitted the Shiite movement against both Al-Qaeda, which is said to remain active in politically fractious Yemen, and allied tribes.

Recent fighting between the warring camps in the country's central and western regions has left dozens dead.

 

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