Houthis Fight Tribes, Take over Schools, Public Offices in Yemen, Site
[Yemen Post] Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the
Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is "God is Great, Death to America™", Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews" ...
fighters took over five schools, a medical center and a cop shoppe and destroyed a number of homes and water wells in Yemen's Amran province as tensions renewed between the Shiite Houthi Group and tribes, Alahale reported on Thursday.
The website said the Houthi fighters have set up seven checkpoints and are now checking all cars and passersby after battles have recently erupted between them and the Qaflat Othar tribes in Amran.
The battles reemerged after Houthi fighters assassinated a primitive from a tribe which led a mediation to end the battles between the Houthi Group and tribes in the province, it said.
...back at the secret hideout, Scarface Al sneeringly put his proposition to little Nell...
Alahale quoted local sources as saying the number of those who have been killed in the recent battles was more than 30 people.
In the past few weeks, Houthi were reportedly to have killed two travelers from the southern Lahj province while in Amran. The two victims were tossed in the calaboose
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
, killed and then their bodies were transported to near a military camp to claim they were killed in battles with the forces, according to the website.
Houthis also killed a construction worker in the Qafalt Othar area after accusing him of spying for the United States of America, it said, giving no more details.
The Shiite Houthi Group, which fought the national forces six times--the latest in 2009, has since been clashing with tribes in Hajjah province and other provinces adjacent to Saada province.
Most of the festivities ended through tribal mediations.
The group, which the former regime said was receiving support from Iranian groups, joined the popular uprising in early 2011 and accepted months ago to participate in a comprehensive national dialogue under the West-backed power-transfer deal.
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