Friday, 8 January 2010

More than 16 rebels, 4 tribesmen killed

By Nasser Arrabyee/09/01/2010

More than 20 people were killed and several others injured in clashes between tribesmen loyal to Al Houthi rebels and other loyal to the government in Al Jawf province, local sources said Saturday.

The sources said that 6 tribesmen supporting the armed rebellion of Al Houthi, and four tribesmen loyal to the government were killed in Al Matamah in Al Jawf on Thursday.

The two tribes of Al Shulan (loyal to government) and Al Ashraf (supporting rebels) had long blood feud, and each side tries to take revenge on the other, the sources said.

On Friday the sources said, the warplanes bombed the village of Al Mabna in the district of Zaher in Al Jawf where Al Houthi rebels position, killing at least 10 and 10 others, the said sources, who are participating in the fighting against the rebels.

The tribal sheikh from Shulan tribe, Mohammed Ahmed Al Sakrah, was among those 4 who were killed, the sources said.

Meanwhile, a group of 4 Al Houthi rebels were arrested before they implemented sabotage acts in the Yemeni capital Sana'a.

The four men, who all are from the district of Sahar in Sa'ada, were arrested in the city of Sana'a while planning to carry out a series of sabotage acts to undermine the security and stability, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement.

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