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Yemeni Shiite rebels kill five soldiers

Yemeni Houthi tribesmen gather in Amran, fifty kilometres north of the capital Sanaa on April 10, 2014 as they rally against the death of five people that were killed in fighting between Shiite Houthi tribesmen and the Yemeni soldiersShiite rebels in northern Yemen attacked army positions and killed five soldiers, prompting renewed clashes on between the two sides on Tuesday, local officials and medics said. On May 20, medics said 25 soldiers and rebels were killed in similar clashes in Amran, a stronghold of the insurgents who have tried to bolster their standing in the region by holding armed parades and anti-military protests. Huthis have been fighting the central government for years, complaining of marginalisation under ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was ousted in 2012 after a year of protests.

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