At least 13 killed in Yemen clashes
At least 13 people were killed in clashes in Yemen Wednesday, according to Agence France Presse.
Fighting between Yemen's government forces and Shiite Houthi rebels in the country's northern city of Amran caused civilians' houses to collapse, leaving 13 dead in the rubble.
Among the dead were five children and two women, according to AFP's medic source.
Soldiers from Sanaa and Houthis have been clashing extensively over the past months, as the latter camp tries to increase its power in the country's north ahead of the implementation of a new six-state federation that will divide the country into "rich and poor regions" according to the Houthis.
A truce was implemented earlier this month to end the fighting in Amran, but the ceasefire collapsed only eleven days after it was put into effect.
The Houthis represent one of Yemen's major minorities and have been in tension with Sanaa leadership for years, saying that the government has often marginalized the minority politically and socioeconomically.