Houthi militia surrounds a village in central Yemen

After clashes left causalities on their ranks

Armed pro-government tribesmen sit on a truck during a tribal gathering to denounce deployment of militants of the Shi’ite Houthi group, near Amran city, the capital of Amran province north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa April 13, 2014. Fighters loyal to the Shi’ite tribe, who have repeatedly fought government forces since 2004, are trying to tighten their grip on the north as Yemen moves towards a federal system that gives more power to regional authorities. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah (YEMEN – Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) – RTR3L2K2

Houthi militia gunmen have imposed a siege on a village in the district of Jahran in the central province of Dhamar on Sunday after exchanging fire with tribal armed men and inflicting human losses, including senior of their leaders.

Following clashes with a number of tribal armed men that left a number of Houthi militia fighters dead or wounded, including a security official; dozens of Houthi militia gunmen have surrounded Al-Kharbah village, according to local sources who were quoted by Almasdar Online.

The same sources said that the Houthi militia have sent military reinforcements to the village, in preparation for storming the village under the pretext of looking for Wanted people.

The sources pointed that a tribal mediation is currently attempting to defuse the tensions between the Houthis and the people of the village.

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