Senior army commander Abdullah al-Sahian (C), who commands the Saudi forces in Yemen's southern port city of Aden, talks to his soldiers in their base in Aden, in this September 28, 2015 file photo. (REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser)
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An uneasy calm returned to the Yemeni capital Monday as talks were underway between ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh's forces and Shiite Houthi rebels following unprecedented violence between the two allies.Cracks have emerged in the rebel alliance between Saleh and Houthileader Abdul Malik al-Houthi, with tensions spilling over into the streets at the weekend when a colonel with Saleh's forces and two Houthi were killed in a shootout. The two rebel forces have since fought troops loyal to Hadi as well as a Saudi-led Arab military coalition which intervened in the war in 2015 in support of the internationally-recognised Yemeni government.
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