Pro-government Yemen tribesmen have killed 10 Shi'ite rebels after they tried to take up positions in homes in a northern town, the Yemeni interior ministry said on Thursday. According to Reuters, the interior ministry said that members of the Shoulan tribe had killed 10 rebels in a barrage of rifle fire.
"Tribal groups from the Shoulan rained the infiltrating gangs of destruction with a barrage of rifle fire, killing 10," the interior ministry said on its website.
Meanwhile, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday slammed Saudi Arabia for its military intervention in Yemen. The Iranian leader stated Saudis should have mediated between the Shiite fighters and the Yemeni government and not use military weapons against their "Muslim brothers."
He added that the conflict in Yemen was created by the U.S., Britain and Israel in order to throw the Middle Eastern region into more disarray.