Ceasefire in Yemen after 100 die in clashes
on 02/11/2013 15:28:48
Yehia Mansour, a member of a presidential committee tasked with negotiating the ceasefire, said today that two army battalions would enforce the agreement in the northern Saada province.
Serour al-Wadie, a spokesman for the Sunni Salafi movement, said at least 100 of its fighters were killed in the clashes that began on Wednesday.
Tribesmen close to the northern rebels say dozens of Hawthis also were killed in the fighting.
Animosity runs deep between the Salafis and Hawthis, who had fought against the government.