The Yemeni Interior Ministry reported Shi'ite attacks on
pro-government tribes, Middle East Newsline reported. The ministry said Shi'ite rebels have failed to
honor their commitment to surrender their weapons and withdraw from their
On July 4, Abu Malek, said to represent Shi'ite rebels in the Yemeni
region of Harf Sufian, said pro-government tribes were being equipped and
instructed to attack Believing Youth targets in the north. Over the last
month, dozens of tribesmen and Shi'ite fighters have been killed in ambushes
and other attacks.
"Since the beginning, the government has not shown a desire for peace
and security with any step to resolve the affect of these wars," the
Believing Youth said.
In February 2010, the Saleh regime and Believing Youth agreed to a
ceasefire that ended six months of war in both northern Yemen and
southern Saudi Arabia. Both sides have since accused the other of
violations, including the failure to withdraw or reconstruct areas damaged
during the war.
"The government did not implement any of our demands since the war
stopped last February," Abu Malek said.