Pro-Saleh colonel killed in clashes with rebels

Vastavam web: A Yemeni colonel loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed in clashes with rebels, Saleh’s party said today, in an unprecedented escalation of violence between the two allies.While the statement did not name the Huthi rebels, it accused a “group that knows no morality or oaths” of being behind the killing a thinly-veiled reference to the Huthis, who over the past week have lashed out at Saleh as a “back- stabber” and “traitor” as tensions rise within the rebel alliance.