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