Eleven die in Yemen ambush

Houthi rebels in northern Yemen ambushed a convoy of police and pro-government tribesmen on Wednesday, killing three officers and eight tribesmen. The convoy was reportedly carrying food supplies in the Majaz district of Saada province.

The attack came came amid growing tensions between the Houthis and the government, though President Salih is 
claiming "progress" in implementing the ceasefire agreed last February. 

Posted by Brian Whitaker, 16 July 2010.