Sheik Sadeq al-Ahmar, head of Yemen's powerful Hashid tribe, right, and Abdul Majid al-Zindani, a religious hard-line leader in Yemen, second right, attend a press conference in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
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Shiite rebels and gunmen from the powerful Hashid tribe in north Yemen clashed for a third straight day on Wednesday, with the fighting intensifying, tribal sources told AFP.The fighting first broke out on Monday when Shiite Huthi rebels attempted to take over the towns of Wadi Khaywan and Usaimat, strongholds of the Hashid tribe in Amran province, they said. The Shiites launched the attacks in retaliation for the Hashid tribe's support for hardline Sunni Salafist groups fighting Huthis in Dammaj, the Shiites' stronghold in the northern province of Saada, the sources said. The ICRC said it has managed to enter Dammaj six times since the fighting resumed on October 24 .
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