17 Yemenis killed in Houthi-tribal fighting

Yemen has remained in a state of chaos since the ouster of incumbent president Ali Abdullah Saleh in early 2012.

17 Yemenis killed in Houthi-tribal fighting

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least 17 people have been killed in two days of clashes between tribesmen and Shiite Houthi militants in Yemeni capital Sanaa, a tribal source said.

"Cautious calm prevails in the area now," the source told Anadolu Agency on Monday.

He said tribesmen were currently mediating between the Hamdan tribe and Houthi militants in western Sanaa's Hamdan district.

AA could not obtain comment from Yemeni officials on the violence.

Houthis control the northwestern Saada province and some areas of the Amran province, which is nearly 50km from Sanaa.

In an earlier statement, the Hamdan tribe accused the Houthis of trying to establish control over the mountainous area west of Sanaa in hopes of eventually besieging the capital.

Yemen has remained in a state of chaos since the ouster of incumbent president Ali Abdullah Saleh in early 2012.

US drone kills Al-Qaeda rebel in Yemen

A suspected Al-Qaeda rebel was killed in a US drone attack in eastern Yemen on Monday, a local official said.

Abbad Mubarak Jabir was killed in an attack on his car by a US drone, the official told Anadolu Agency, requesting anonymity.

According to eyewitnesses, Jibar's vehicle was totally burnt in the attack in al-Arq district in the eastern Maarib province.

Yemeni authorities have yet to comment on the attack.

US drone launch attacks on suspected Al-Qaeda sites in Yemen.

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