Followers of Shiite Houthi group mark Ashura, an important period of mourning for Shiites, in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
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At least 40 people have been killed in three days of fighting between Shiite Muslim rebels and Sunni tribesmen, sources on both sides said on Sunday, as sectarian fighting that flared up in October in the north drew closer to the capital Sanaa.Fighting on Friday and Saturday in al-Jawf province, about 140 kms (90 miles) north-east of Sanaa, claimed more than 30 lives before government mediators managed to broker a truce.Fighting in the north erupted last year when the Houthis accused Sunni Salafis at the town of Dammaj of recruiting foreign fighters to prepare an attack.The fighting ended with the Salafis agreeing to leave.
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