Thirty-five followers of an extremist Yemeni preacher holed up in a mountainous northern region have been killed and 60 wounded in fierce clashes with the army since late Sunday, military sources said. The latest deaths raise to at least 166 the number of people killed in the fighting between supporters of cleric Hussein Badr Eddin al-Huthi and government forces which erupted June 18 in Saada province, near the Saudi border. The fatalities include 41 soldiers. That number is expected to rise following the latest bout of fighting, according to the military sources at the scene. Clashes were still raging at midday Monday in Maran, where the noose was tightening around Huthi and his supporters, said the sources, reached by telephone from Sanaa. Full Story
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