Yemeni Houthi fighters fire on protesters after clashes kill 26




 
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February 14th, 2015  
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Topic: Yemeni Houthi fighters fire on protesters after clashes kill 26


By Mohammed Ghobari SANAA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Yemenis demonstrated in several cities on Saturday against the rule of the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi movement whose gunmen fired on protesters in the central town of Ibb and wounded four, medics said. Yemen's upheaval has drawn international concern as it shares a long border with top world oil exporter Saudi Arabia, and the country is also fighting one of the most formidable branches of al Qaeda with the help of U.S. drone strikes. The state faces collapse in impoverished, strife-torn Yemen two weeks after the Houthis took formal control of the country and continued an armed push southward. France, the United States, Britain, Germany, Italy and Saudi Arabia have closed their missions in the capital Sanaa and withdrawn staff, citing security concerns.




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