Al Qaeda militants push back Shi'ite rebels' advance on central Yemen stronghold

October 25, 2014 12:22 PM

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Al Qaeda militants push back Shi'ite rebels' advance on central Yemen stronghold

SANAA (Reuters) - Sunni al Qaeda militants killed dozens of Yemeni Shi'ite rebels on Saturday in the city of Radda in central Yemen as they pushed back the rebels' advance on the al Qaeda stronghold, tribal sources said.

Shi'ite Houthi rebel forces have advanced into central and western Yemen since they seized control of the country's capital Sanaa on Sept. 21, taking on Sunni tribesmen and al Qaeda militants, who regard the Houthis as heretics.

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