Militant, rebel clashes kill 17 in Yemen
Clashes between militant groups Sunday led to 17 casualties as the legitimate government continues to struggle for control. (AFP/File)
Sources told AP at least 17 people were killed in clashes between al-Qaeda and Houthi militants Sunday.
Al-Qaeda militants attacked three Houthi positions in the central province of Bayda, leading to 12 casualties, AP reported. Officials also said five people were killed in a separate clash between Houthi and anti-Houthi tribes
Yemen has been in turmoil since Houthi rebels took control of the capital Sanaa in September, forced President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi into resignation, and declared a new constitution for the country.