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.

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.