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Yemen Shi'ites capture key district from al Qaeda, 35 people dead

Nov 15, 2014    

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni Shi'ite Muslim Houthi fighters backed by government forces drove the local wing of al Qaeda from one of its last strongholds in central Yemen on Friday in intense fighting that killed at least 35 people, tribal sources said.The Houthis' Ansarullah movement has become the main political force in Western-allied Yemen since capturing Sanaa in September and then pushing south and west into the Sunni Muslim heartland of al-Bayda province, where Ansar al-Sharia has allied itself with local tribes.Yemen has been in turmoil since 2011, to the dismay of neighbouring Saudi Arabi...

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