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At least 60 killed in tribal clashes in Yemen

Last Updated: Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 00:05

Sanaa: Security officials in Yemen say at least 60 people were killed in weeks of tribal clashes in the country`s north.
The officials said today that the clashes erupted north of Sanaa over land disputes between two tribes.

The conflict intensified when Shiite Hawthis rebels backed one tribe and the al-Ahmar tribe, one of Yemen`s most powerful groups, backed the other.

Meanwhile, other officials say anti-terrorism forces in Aden arrested two men believed to be al-Qaida militants on suspicion of killing an intelligence officer last month.

Yemeni authorities are leading a war against al Qaeda`s local branch, considered by Washington as one of the world`s most dangerous terror groups.

All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to speak to journalists.


First Published: Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 00:05
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