Yemen clashes fuels fears of all-out sectarian war

In Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, violence has broken out between the Houthis and the Sunni Islamists. The Houthis are a clan who rebels against the government. Many people in the violence-heavy areas have been forced to pack up and leave their homes and businesses. A grocery owner has stated that the “fighting is so intense that we could feel our houses shaking.” The Houthis want Yemen’s government to step down, and over the past few weeks, there have been several demonstrations. They had been peaceful for the most part until September 9th, when the government forces started shooting at the demonstrators. People are extremely worried that the violence will escalate into something worse – even war.

BBC News – Yemen clashes fuels fears of all-out sectarian war

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