Saturday 29 November 2014 - 08:03

Yemen Houthis, Islah Salafists hold meeting

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Yemen Houthis, Islah Salafists hold meeting
The Salafist Islah party issued a statement on Friday, saying that its top representatives met with Sheikh Sayyid Abdul-Malik al-Houthi on Thursday in a bid to settle differences between the two sides.
There have been no further details on the meeting.
The meeting was held after a recent clash between the Yemeni Houthi movement’s Ansarullah fighters and members of the Salafist Islah party in the capital Sana'a.
The battle in the north of Sana’a set Houthi fighters against the guards of Sam Yahya al-Ahmar, the head of Islah party.
Al-Ahmar was the deputy culture minister before the Yemeni revolution began in 2011 and he is currently serving as the leader of the Yemeni Congregation for Reform, commonly known as Islah.
The group has lost much of its political and physical power since Ansarullah began gaining ground against al-Qaeda-linked militants.
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