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Yemen clashes

A soldier guarding the home of Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi stands on the roof of neighbouring houses during a protest outside Hadi's house against the fighting between the Shiite Houthi movement and Salafi militants in the northern town of Damaj, in Sanaa, November 2, 2013. The fighting erupted on Wednesday despite government mediation efforts to shore up a ceasefire in place since late last year in the mountainous Saada province, which has long been outside the control of the central Yemeni authorities. (REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi)

Yemen clashes

The death toll in four days of clashes between rival Muslim clans in north Yemen rose to 55 on Saturday, one of the clans said, as the Yemeni government tried to broker a ceasefire in a region that lies largely outside its control.

Shi'ite Houthi rebels launched an attack on the town of Damaj, held by their Sunni Salafi rivals, on Wednesday. (Reuters)