Local sources in Dammaj, Sa’ada told the Yemen Post that at least 24 civilians were killed in the ongoing Houthi attacks in Dammaj Sa’ada against Sunni Muslims.
The injury toll over the last 24 hours is more than 65.
Houthis, a pro Shia movement in Yemen that is expanding quickly with the use of arms, has been able to grow in territory during the 10 months struggle to oust President Saleh from power.
Residents in Sa’ada told the Yemen Post that Houthi snipers are placed on mountain tops shooting anything that moves.
Senior members in the movement said that more than 100,000 fighters listen to commands from their spiritual leader, Abdul Malik al-Houthi.
Sectarian violence is at peak in northern Yemen where Houthis control majority lands that spread in five Yemeni provinces.
They militant group now control strategic border areas with Saudi Arabia.