AL-THAWRI: Sanaa weekly, 8-10-98. [Archives:1998/41/Press Review]

October 12 1998

(Yemeni Socialist Party – YSP)  Main Headline:
1- A large-scale campaign is underway to know the fate of YSP Politburo member Hassan Ba-Awm, who disappeared last April during a demonstration in Hadhramaut.
2- Turkey’s threat to Syria is part of the aggression against the Arab nation.
3- Eritrean authorities seized 14 Yemeni fishing boats and detained 26 fishermen within Yemen’s territorial waters. The men were later released and their boats confiscated.
4- Amnesty International researcher Lamri Chirouf: “The future of human rights in Yemen is not quite clear.”
5- Jarrallah Omar, YSP Politburo member and Central Committee Secretary held several meeting with French figures during his recent trip to Paris.
Article Summary:
What Happened in Dhali’?
People in Dhali’ and neighboring villages lived in fear for their lives last Monday. Artillery fire was exchanged between the 35th Armored Brigade, stationed in town, and some of its military outposts on the surrounding mountains. Shelling by the outer army positions started immediately after two massive bomb blasts that rocked Dhali’.
Just before a visit by Prime Minister Al-Iryani, the shelling damaged several houses in Dhali’ and its vicinity.