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Yemeni officials: fighting among rebel allies kills 10

July 22, 2019

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say fighting between two tribal groups loyal to the country’s rebels has killed at least 10 people in the northwestern Amran province.

Among the dead is Mujahed Kashira, a tribal leader who once fought alongside the Houthi rebels but was later accused of defecting. In 2014, he had joined the rebels in capturing the capital, Sanaa, triggering the civil war.

The officials said Monday that the Houthis have arrested dozens of Kashira supporters in the town of Rayda. These clashes, which began Saturday, have also wounded over 17 people, including Houthi leaders.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief media.

The Houthis say four of their forces were killed while trying to arrest Kashira.

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