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Sectarian violence spikes in northern Yemen

Fighting continues between Shia Muslim Houthis and Sunni Salafists leading to fears of an all out sectarian war.

Last updated: 10 Nov 2013 23:23
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Sectarian violence is on the rise in Yemen, after more than a hundred people were killed in the fighting between Shia Muslims known as the Houthis and Sunni Salafists.

Fighting continues unabated, despite repeated government efforts to broker a ceasefire. There are now fears that an all out sectarian war will erupt, a year after Yemen saw its president overthrown in a popular uprising and as the country continues to fight separatist rebels in the south.

Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports from Sanaa.

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