Written By: Observer Staff
Article Date: Sep 21, 2012 - 6:53:32 PM
A tribal mediation secured a truce between the Shiite Houthi group and
Islamists from Islah Party after a brief fighting that broke out today
at noon in the north province of Amran.
One man was killed and one kidnapped from the Islamist Islah Party in a
fighting that broke out on Friday with their rival Shiite Houthi group
in north Yemen .
Citing “Sectarian war”, a security source in the capital Sana’a said
that the fighting took place at noon today in the Raidah area, some 25
km north of the Amran province towards Sa’ada, the main Houthi’s
"The fighting now is going on and causalities is likely to increase," he said.
Sheikh Mohammed Nagi al-Shayef and other tribal sheikhs reached a
24-hour truce after today fighting left one person from Islah party
killed, another injured and one kidnapped, a security officer said.
The rivalry between the Shiite Houthis and Islamists form Islah Party
has intensified since 2011 over territorial expansion in the northern
areas of Yemen.
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