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Yemen rebels withdrawing from positions near capital

Shiite rebels have begun withdrawing from positions they seized near the Yemeni capital under a truce agreed with armed tribesmen allied with the influential Sunni Al-Islah (reform) party, officials say. But some rebel fighters, known as Ansarullah or Huthis, are refusing to evacuate positions they won after months of deadly battles despite an ultimatum by the army, tribal and military sources say. The army meanwhile has deployed to prevent those who have left from returning to their positions, the military says.

Two Yemeni soldiers killed as Houthi fighters hit army base

SANAA (Reuters) - Two Yemeni soldiers were killed on Thursday when Shi'ite Muslim Houthi tribal fighters attacked an army base near the capital Sanaa, military sources said. Another four soldiers were injured in the attack, the sources added, as sectarian fighting that flared up in October in the north spread closer to Sanaa. Four Houthi rebels were also injured, they said.

At least 35 dead in fighting between Shiite and Sunni rebels in Yemen

Sana, Mar 9 (EFE).- At least 35 people have died over the past three days in clashes between Shiite rebels and Sunni tribal militias in Yemen's northwestern Al Jawf province near this capital, government officials and insurgents both reported on Sunday. Al Jawf Gov. Mohammed al Sharif told the local Al Saida television channel that about 30 combatants from the two groups died in fighting last Thursday and Friday. The clashes in Al Jawf have halted for the moment after mediation by a committee of tribal elders sent to the area by Yemeni President Abdo Rabu Mansur Hadi.

At least 35 dead in fighting between Shiite and Sunni rebels in Yemen

Sana, Mar 9 (EFE).- At least 35 people have died over the past three days in clashes between Shiite rebels and Sunni tribal militias in Yemen's northwestern Al Jawf province near this capital, government officials and insurgents both reported on Sunday. Al Jawf Gov. Mohammed al Sharif told the local Al Saida television channel that about 30 combatants from the two groups died in fighting last Thursday and Friday. The clashes in Al Jawf have halted for the moment after mediation by a committee of tribal elders sent to the area by Yemeni President Abdo Rabu Mansur Hadi.

At least 40 killed in Yemen as Houthi fighters near capital

SANAA (Reuters) - At least 40 people have been killed in three days of fighting between Shi'ite Muslim rebels and Sunni tribesmen, sources on both sides said on Sunday, as sectarian fighting that flared up in October in the north drew closer to the capital Sanaa. Fighters loyal to the Shi'ite Houthi tribe, who have repeatedly fought government forces since 2004, are trying to tighten their grip on the north as Yemen - home to one of al Qaeda's most active branches - moves towards a federal system that gives more power to regional authorities.

Two Yemeni soldiers, four militants killed in south: ministry

ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - At least two Yemeni soldiers and four militants were killed in a clash on Saturday when al Qaeda fighters tried to attack a military compound in southern Yemen, the Defence Ministry said. The clash occurred when al Qaeda militants approached the compound in Lawdar town with suicide belts, hand grenades and explosive devices, the ministry said on its website. Soldiers and members of neighborhood patrols confronted them.

Al Qaeda executes Yemeni accused of guiding U.S. drone strikes

SANAA (Reuters) - Al Qaeda militants shot dead a man in southeastern Yemen on Thursday for allegedly giving the United States information used to carry out drone strikes against militants, witnesses and the SITE monitoring service said. Residents said the man was found shot dead on a sandy football pitch in the town of Shahr in Hadramout province.

Yemen navy admiral escapes Qaeda attack, guards killed

A Yemeni navy admiral escaped an assassination attempt Tuesday in the south of the country blamed on Al-Qaeda, but two of his guards were killed, a military source said. Admiral Kassem Labbuza, who heads a force charged with protecting the Balhaf port on the Gulf of Aden, was unharmed in the attack near a gas complex, the source said. Two of his guards were killed, however, and a third wounded before the assailants identified as "Al-Qaeda members" fled the scene. The attack occurred during a security inspection of the site.

Assailants kill 7 soldiers in south Yemen

Attackers killed Seven Yemeni soldiers Monday in an ambush in the southern province of Shabwa, an official said, the latest in a spate of attacks on security forces in the country. The unidentified group fired a rocket-propelled grenade at an army vehicle transporting the troops near the town of Mayfaa, the official said. Five soldiers were killed instantly and two more died of their wounds before reaching hospital, the official said, adding three other soldiers had been hospitalised.

Assailants kill 5 soldiers in south Yemen

Assailants killed five Yemeni soldiers Monday in an ambush in the southern province of Shabwa, an official said, the latest in a spate of attacks against the security forces. The unidentified attackers fired a rocket-propelled grenade at an army vehicle transporting the troops near the town of Mayfaa, the official said, adding that "all five soldiers on board were killed".
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