At least 210 people have been killed in two months of fighting between Al Houthi rebels and Salafists in northern Yemen, a Salafist spokesman said on Monday.

The violence erupted on October 30 when Al Houthi rebels who control much of the northern Saada province accused Salafists in the town of Damaj of recruiting thousands of foreign fighters to prepare to attack them.

The Salafists say the foreigners are students seeking to deepen their knowledge of Islam. […]