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Fighting in Yemen’s north-west kills more than 100

Fighting between Houthi and Salafi militias in Sadah province has left at least 100 people dead, Yemen remains in the mire. Almost two years since the 23 November 2011 signing of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC)-brokered agreement that was to usher in democracy, any hope that the country’s crisis-ridden transition could serve as a model for other states in the region seems to have evaporated. At least 100 people have been killed in recent weeks in clashes between Salafists and Houthis in the north-western province of Sadah, tensions within the Southern Movement are rising, and new armed conflicts have flared in central provinces such as Ibb and Taiz.

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