Friday, January 11, 2008

Yemeni Sunnis, Shi'ites Clash: 30 Dead

From Albawaba:

Yemeni soldiers and fighters from the minority Zaidi sect clashed overnight in the northwestern province of Saada after some 20 troops were killed in ambushes, witnesses said on Thursday. According to AFP, they said government forces used heavy artillery to bombard members of the sect dug into positions in the mountainous region of Miran.

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My Comment: Tribal warfare has been occurring in Yemen for generations. The religious component of this conflict is what makes this particular battle standout.

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