This May 27, 2014, file photo shows Yemeni boys looking at a vehicle destroyed during a police raid on an Al-Qaeda militants' hideout in the Arhab region, north of Sanaa, Yemen (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
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At least 120 people were killed in northern Yemen Monday fighting between Houthi rebels and government forces before a cease-fire was agreed, a Yemeni official said Tuesday.Ahmed al-Bekry, deputy governor of Omran province, said that Yemeni war planes bombed positions held there by Houthi fighters and army forces clashed with the rebels, killing around 100 of them. Government officials say the Houthis, who have repeatedly fought government forces since 2004, are trying to tighten their grip on the north before next year's election and as Yemen eyes moves towards a federal-style devolution of power to regions.
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