World Bulletin / News Desk
At least 10 Houthi armed men were killed in an attack by Al-Qaeda group and allied tribesmen on their checkpoint in the central Yemeni province of Al-Bayda', a tribal source said Thursday.
"Armed tribesmen and Al-Qaeda members attacked a checkpoint installed by the Houthis in Qifah region in Rada'a directorate with light and medium arms and mortar shells," the source, who asked to remain anonymous, told Anadolu Agency.
No Houthi official was available for immediate comment on the reported attack.
In recent weeks, the Houthi group and Al-Qaeda have fought for control of Yemen's central Ibb and Al-Bayda' provinces.
Yemen has recently appeared to teeter on the verge of civil war, as the Houthis seek to expand their control beyond capital Sanaa – where they assumed control in September – to other parts of the country.
The growing Houthi influence has pitted the Shiite movement against Al-Qaeda, which is said to remain active in politically fractious Yemen.
Recent fighting between the warring camps in the country's central and western regions has left dozens dead.Last Mod: 07 Kasım 2014, 10:14