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Deadly Clashes Continue in Yemen as Mediation Fails

Deadly clashes continued in northern Yemen yesterday as an anti-US preacher besieged by government soldiers refused to negotiate an end to the fighting that has left 64 people dead. Hours before a security source announced that the peace efforts had failed, mediators accused Yemeni troops of undermining their efforts to negotiate the surrender of Hussein Badruddin Al-Houthi and his followers. But the SABA news agency quoted the source as saying that Al-Houthi “refused to cooperate with the mediation delegation … which tried to bring about an end to the rebellion and a voluntary surrender” to authorities.Full Story

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