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Mosque attack Part of the War on Saadah

Posted by FREE ADEN on September 11, 2009

Taken from video issued by Hothies leader Abdel Malik al-Howthi Media office.

Taken from video issued by Hothies leader Abdel Malik al-Howthi Media office.

As clashes between fighters and the Yemeni army continue in northern provinces, tensions arise after the army targets a mosque that it claims was being used as a ‘rebel hideout.’

Residents of Sa’dah, a city which witnesses intensified clashes, believe that by targeting the Imam Hadi mosque, the government is cracking down on the Shia Zaidi community, a Yemeni website reported on Thursday.

The government, which has called for the arrest of Zaidi clerics such as Sheikh Badr Al-Din Al-Houthi, Sheikh Ahmad Bin Saleh Hadi Qasemi and Judge Abdulraham Mashham Sa’di, says Houthi fighters were using the mosque as a refuge.

The mosque is not the first one to be targeted, as tens of other religious centers have already been attacked in the government crackdown on Houthi fighters, according to the report.

Further reports indicate that the Saudi Arabia is encouraging the Yemeni government to crackdown on the Shia community, in the hope of preserving the interests of the country’s extremist Wahhabi sect.

Speculations are running high that the kingdom is providing the Yemeni army with different types of weapons and military vehicles as well as financial aid to help its campaign against the Houthis.

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