Four killed in clashes between soldiers, tribesmen in Yemen
At least four anti-government tribesmen were killed and dozens of others were wounded Saturday in the ongoing clashes between Yemeni Republican Guards and armed tribesmen in north of the capital Sanaa, tribal sources said.
The four, including a woman, were killed as the clashes forced hundreds of residents to flee after shelling destroyed some of their homes in Arhab district in Sanaa province, some 60 km north of the capital, the sources said, Xinhua reported.
They said the clashes were still going on between the forces and Arhab's powerful tribes, which is reportedly loyal to the defected commander of the first armored division, Major General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar.
However, Sanaa deputy governor Abdul Elah Abu Ghanim told Xinhua that "only one tribesman was killed by a random gunshot."
The battles have erupted since last month following the tribesmen voiced support to the protesters, who demand the immediate end to the 33-year rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.