Yemen kills leading anti-U.S. cleric
Yemeni troops killed on Friday anti-U.S. cleric Hussein al-Houthi and scores of his followers, ending over two months of clashes that have left more than 200 rebels and troops dead, a government official said.
"This is the end of the rebellion," an official told Reuters
The government accused Houthi, leader of the "Believing Youth" group and a Zaidi Shi'ite sect, of establishing unlicensed religious centers and of forming an armed group which has staged violent protests against the United States and Israel.
It should be recalled that al-Houthi was a parliamentarian between 1993- 1997. He was the son of one Zeidi Shiite senior clergy which constitutes the majority in northern west Yemen.
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