Monday, March 19, 2012

Fighting between Houthis and Islah party in Yemen

By Fatik Al-Rodaini
SANA'A, March 19, 2012- About 16 people were wounded, some seriously injured on Monday evening in fighting erupted between members from Islah Party (pro Sunni), backed by soldiers from First Armored Division and Houthis (pro Shite) at Sana'a University's Change Square where thousands of anti-government have been protested since the beginning of the last year.
Eyewitnesses said the fighting started when some members from Islah party, and soldiers attacked a tent belonged to protesters from Houthis trying to take him to the headquarters of First Armored Division.
The Houthis group office said that militias of Islah party launched attack unjust and unwarranted brutal on the youth because they demanded the reveal of killers who committed the massacre of Friday dignity which at least 52 people were killed and about 200 wounded on March 18, 2011.

The Houthis have accused the Islamist Islah party – the main party in the Joint Meeting Parties (JMP) – of being involved with fighting at Sana'a University's Change Square.

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