One injured in fresh Houthi attack in northern Yemen

Clashes between Houthi Shiites and Sunni Salafis continue in northern Yemen despite efforts to broker a ceasefire.

One injured in fresh Houthi attack in northern Yemen

World Bulletin / News Desk

One person was injured and several homes were damaged on Friday when Shiite Houthi rebels attacked the Dammag district in the northern Yemeni province of Saada, eyewitnesses said.

According to witnesses, Houthi rebels attacked homes in the predominately Sunni district with mortar shells and machineguns.

The attack comes as a commission mediating a resolution of the conflict in the district has failed to consolidate a ceasefire brokered between Houthis and the Salafis, who accuse the commission of siding with the Shiite rebels.

No Houthi members were immediately available for comment.

A ceasefire was reached between the two warring parties on Thursday, but Salafis have repeatedly accused Houthis of violating the ceasefire.

More than 120 Salafis have been killed in days of fighting with Houthis in the area. The death toll among Houthis is not yet known.

While Salafis accuse the Shiite rebels of slapping a siege on the predominantly Sunni district over refusal to accept their rule, the Houthis claim that they are trying to drive away foreign fighters from the area.

Last Mod: 23 Kasım 2013, 10:40
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