AL-THAWRI: Sanaa weekly, 2-7-98. [Archives:1998/27/Press Review]

June 6 1998

(Yemen Socialist Party – YSP)   Main Headline:
1- Popular protests continue throughout the country
2- Undeclared war in Mareb and Jawf leaves tens of people dead, hundreds wounded and huge damage to property.
3- Army troops are re-deployed in Hajja and Taiz in anticipation of new acts of protest.
4- Leading YSP Politburo member: “The government’s policies are harming wide sectors of the population.”
Article Summary:
Terror in Hadda
People living in the southern part of Sanaa experienced more than five hours of sheer terror that lasted from 11,30 am to 4 pm on Tuesday, 30 June. An armed group broke into a house under construction owned by Staff Brig. Abdulmalik Al-Sayyani – former minister of defense and current minister of transport. A fierce exchange of fire then ensued between the armed group and uniformed troops. No casualties were reported.
The armed confrontation was the culmination of a dispute over a piece of land between Al-Sayyani and Sheikh Mohammed Al-Rowaishan. The first took over the land, while the second holds the deeds which were granted by a Presidential directive.