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50 Houthis killed in clashes with Shabwa tribes

The tribes had initially launched the attacks on Houthi militias and forces allied to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh

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At least 50 Houthi rebels have been killed in clashes with armed tribes in Yemen’s Shabwa province, located to the east of the capital Sanaa.

The tribes had initially launched the attacks on Houthi militias and forces allied to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

The Houthis had joined forces with the loyalists of former President Saleh in their offensive to take control of Yemen.

Saudi Arabia is leading a 10-state coalition to combat the Houthi’s advancement of Yemen in support of the country’s legitimate President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi and his government.

Following the clashes, Arab coalition warplanes hit Houthi positions in Shabwa.