A clash between Yemeni Shi'ite rebels and pro-government fighters killed seven people in the deadliest clash since a February truce, officials said on Thursday. According to Reuters, the gunfight broke out after dozens of armed rebels descended on a village for a rally in support of families of rebels killed in the war, a local official said.
The tribal fighters, who fought alongside the state army in the war, tried to stop the rebel rally, and a melee erupted. "The Houthis wanted to hold a rally in Damaj but the locals prevented them. They engaged in a quarrel, which escalated to an armed clash in which three tribesmen and four Houthis were killed," a local official said.