A Shiite protester carries a poster of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr during a demonstration outside the Saudi embassy in Sanaa October 18, 2014. (REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah)
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Fighting between Shiite rebels and Sunni tribesmen allied to Al-Qaeda has left dozens dead in central Yemen, while a suspected US drone strike killed 10 jihadists, tribal sources said Saturday.Clashes broke out Friday evening when Houthi fighters trying to wrest control of the mountains around the central town of Rada, in Baida province, met resistance from Sunni militias, tribal sources said.Another tribal source said Houthi rebels had been trying to bolster their presence in the province after failing to take full control of Rada.The source said Houthi fighters were assisted by artillery units from the Yemeni army, although this could not be independently verified.
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