Dozens killed as Yemen pro-govt forces clash with rebels

Tribesmen from the Popular Resistance Committees, supporting forces loyal to Yemen's President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, hold a position in Sirwah west of Marib city, on October 28, 2015Dozens of Yemeni Shiite rebels and pro-government fighters have been killed in clashes in several southern provinces as Saudi-led coalition aircraft targeted the Iran-backed insurgents, military officials said Saturday. Fierce clashes raged in the areas of Al-Zaher and Thi al-Naem in Baida province between Huthi rebels and Popular Resistance fighters allied with forces loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, tribal sources said. The clashes overnight left 19 rebels and 14 Popular Resistance fighters dead, according to tribal and medical sources.

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