By Nasser Arrabyee/14/10/2009
Al Houthi rebels executed two citizens and kidnapped 9 others for refusing to fight with them against the government troops in Razeh district west of Sa'ada, local sources said Wednesday.
Eyewitnesses from Razeh said the rebels executed Yahya Bin Yahya Musfer in front of a number of his relatives by firing a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) on him.
The rebels also executed Ali Dhaif Allah Masawi, and kidnapped nine others when they refused to fight with them against the troops, said the eyewitnesses.
At least 18 Al Houthi rebels were killed in clashes between rebels and tribesmen supported by the government in Razeh district, west of Sa'ada, the local sources added.
It is the first for Razeh area to witness armed confrontations since the current war broke out last August 10th.
Earlier this week, the tribal chiefs of Razeh announced to the rebels and government troops they would not allow any confrontations in their area and they are supporting peaceful solutions for any problems and against any violence.
The rebels attacked centre of Razeh, Al Kala'a, where local government buildings are located, in an attempt to control the densely populated district.
The rebels try to force the local people to fight with them against the troops. The sources said.