People gather near a car damaged by a mortar shell during fighting between Houthi militants and government forces in Sanaa September 19, 2014. (REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah)
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Shiite rebels and Sunni militiamen battled in the streets of the Yemeni capital for a second day Friday in fighting that has killed at least 120 people, driven thousands from their homes and virtually shut down the country's main airport.Its main fight has been by the government against Al-Qaeda militants who operate in the south and the mountainous center of the country.They surged from their stronghold in the north, taking a string of cities and have fought to the capital, Sanaa.Their main opponent has been Sunni Muslim hardliners -- militias and army units allied with the Islah party, which is the Muslim Brotherhood's branch in Yemen, or tribal fighters sympathetic with the Brotherhood or Al-Qaeda.
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