North Yemen clashes kill 13

Updated 30 January 2014
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North Yemen clashes kill 13

SANAA: Renewed clashes between Shiite Huthi rebels and armed tribesmen have killed 13 people in northern Yemen, tribal sources said Tuesday.
Heavy fighting erupted on Monday and continued Tuesday in Wadi Khaywan and Danan, in Amran province, between the rebels and Hashid tribesmen, sources said.
They said 12 people were killed.
And a rebels was killed in fighting with hard-line Sunnis in Arhab, north of Sanaa, as the two sides battled control for three hills overlooking the airport, other sources said.
The fighting in Amran first erupted on January 5 when Huthis tried to seize Hashid strongholds.
On Jan. 8, a presidential commission brokered a truce, but the fighting soon resumed.


Drone strike near Tripoli kills seven fighters loyal to Haftar

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Drone strike near Tripoli kills seven fighters loyal to Haftar

  • Haftar’s LNA has been unable to take Tripoli from the internationally recognized government despite fighting that has caused havoc
  • Tens of thousands of people have been displaced because of the conflict

BENGHAZI: At least seven fighters loyal to Libyan National Army (LNA) forces commanded by Khalifa Haftar were killed overnight in a drone strike in southern Tripoli, a military source said.
Eastern-based LNA had downed a drone on Sunday in Tripoli’s southern suburb of Ain Zara, it said without elaborating.
In the latest turmoil since the toppling of Muammar Qaddafi in 2011, Haftar’s LNA has been unable to take Tripoli from the internationally recognized government despite fighting that has caused havoc in the capital’s southern suburbs and displaced tens of thousands of civilians.