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Yemen Says 46 Anti-U.S. 'Rebels' Killed in Siege

Yemen said 46 followers of an anti-U.S. Muslim “extremist” cleric had been killed and 35 wounded in clashes with security forces in a siege in a mountainous area of the Arab country. Helicopters, supporting armed forces, opened fire on various sites in the area during the siege, security sources said. An Interior Ministry statement, carried by the official Saba news agency late Thursday, said 43 “rebel” supporters of cleric Hussein al-Houthi had also been arrested since clashes began on June 20 when police tried to arrest Houthi, a Shi’ite Muslim leader. Security and military forces were still surrounding Houthi and a “small number of deviant elements,” the ministry said. Full Story

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