1 soldier, 5 Houthis killed in northern Yemen clashes

By Ali Ouaida

SANAA – One soldier and five Shiite Houthi militants were killed in Friday clashes in Yemen`s northern Al-Jawf province.

The violence accompanied a rally staged by Houthi demonstrators to demand that the government step down.

According to eyewitnesses, protesters provoked soldiers manning a nearby checkpoint, triggering clashes.

Yemeni authorities have yet to confirm the death toll.

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