What's behind increased killings of Muslim clerics in Yemen? | Yemen News | Al Jazeera

What's behind increased killings of Muslim clerics in Yemen?

Killings of preachers and religious scholars in the south of the country, focus attention on a new layer of complexity developing in Yemen's civil war.

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    At least 25 Muslim clerics have been murdered in southern Yemen in the past two years.

    Most of those killed are said to be supporters of the President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and his allies.

    It points to growing rivalries between UAE-backed armed groups and Hadi's forces in the south.

    Al Jazeera's Mereana Hond reports.


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