Tribes kill 21 Shiite rebels in south Yemen: Local official

At least 21 Yemeni Shiite rebels were killed Friday when residents in a tribal southern region opened fire at their vehicles, a local official and witnesses said.

AFP| Updated: Mar 27, 2015, 22:10 PM IST

Aden: At least 21 Yemeni Shiite rebels were killed Friday when residents in a tribal southern region opened fire at their vehicles, a local official and witnesses said.

The Huthi rebels, who are also facing Saudi-led airstrikes, were travelling in three vehicles from Lahj province towards Aden, the southern stronghold of the embattled president, when they were ambushed.