AL-WAHDAWI: Sana’a (Weekly) 7-10-97. (Nasserite Unionist Party) [Archives:1997/41/Press Review]

October 13 1997

Main Headlines: 1) New Saudi Violation of Yemeni Territory East of Saada – Roads Opened by Saudis South of Borderline Designated by Tayif Agreement of 1934 2) 1000 Tribesmen Stage Sit-In in Dhamar Demanding Severe Punishment for 4 Accused of Raping Child Belonging to Tribe 3) Explosion Outside Tax Authority in Sana’a – New Director Tries to Reform Authority Infamous for Corruption 4) German Doctor Escapes Abduction Attempt by 3 Armed Men – Her Driver Killed Article Summary: Afghan Arabs Again Joint Yemeni-Egyptian efforts are being stepped up to activate the security cooperation agreement signed by the two countries in 1995. According to this agreement, Yemen is to extradite suspected terrorists, some of whom are Afghan war veterans, to Egypt. On another level, Yemeni security forces had been in a state of high alert looking for suspected terrorists. In the biggest security operation in 20 years, policemen and paratroopers were deployed in the main road junctions in and around Sana’a. Arab and foreign suspects have been arrested, and forged passports and illegal weapons and explosives were seized.