Rebel clashes in Yemen leave 35 fighters dead: officials

Rebel clashes in Yemen leave 35 fighters dead: officials

PanARMENIAN.Net - Yemeni security officials said two days of clashes between Shiite rebels and Islamist tribesmen in the country's north have killed at least 35 fighters on both sides, the Associated Press reported.

The officials say the Hawthi rebels, who belong to a Shiite sect, have been battling their conservative Sunni rivals from one of Yemen's largest tribes, backed by a local army unit, in Jouf province since Tuesday, July 15.

The two sides are using artillery fire and Katyusha rockets. Jouf is 109 miles (175 kilometers) northeast of the capital, Sanaa, and borders Saudi Arabia.

They officials spoke of condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to media, according to the AP.

Last week's sweep by the Hawthis gained control of the northern Amran province near Sanaa. The rebels already control the province of Saada.

 Top stories
Cazeneuve said authorities are monitoring a French member of the Islamic State group identified by the U.S. State Department.
The campaign expands upon the airstrikes the United States has been conducting against the militants in Iraq since early August.
Hassan Rouhani made clear his suspicions about the long-term impact of Western military intervention in the Middle East.
Speaking in Tehran before his visit to the UN, Rouhani questioned Barack Obama’s decision to go after Isis with air strikes.
Partner news
Soghomon Tehlirian assassinated Talaat Pasha on March 15, 1921

Operation Nemesis was a covert operation by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation carried out from 1920 to 1922, during which a number of former Ottoman political and military figures were assassinated for their role in the Armenian Genocide.