Around 100 soldiers and rebels have been killed in fighting this week in
northern Yemen. This is the latest round of fighting between the central
government and the Al-Houthi-led Believing Youth movement. The rebels are
trying to establish an imamate (cleric-led) country and want to see the
overthrow of the existing government. Some 60 soldiers have been killed in the
past month and more than 700 since the Believing Youth was founded in 2004. The Al-Houthis are Shi’ites, while the central government in ‘Sana is Sunni
BBC reports at least 80 Shia rebels killed and adds:
Yemen's president ordered a crackdown against rebels two weeks ago, accusing them of trying to oust his government and impose Shia religious law.