July 17: Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Thursday
that a Shiite revolt in the country's northwest was over,
but military sources said the rebels had seized a village
in the area shortly after.
and local sources said at least 19 people, including a local
official and 12 soldiers, were killed in a series of ambushes
and clashes yesterday.
war in Saada province ended three days ago, and God willing,
it will not resume," Saleh said at the opening of a summer
youth camp in the capital Sanaa, referring to the four-year-old
rebellion in which thousands of people have died.
had victims because of extremism, ignorance and backwardness,"
Saada province on the border with Saudi Arabia has been the
heartland of the on-off uprising launched by Zaidi Shiite
rebels in 2004.