AL-WAHDAWI: Sana’a weekly, 11-8-98.
(People’s Nasserite Unionist Organization)
1- Saudi authorities continue deporting Yemenis and amass troops on the border. Some of the deportees are mentally and physically abused.
2- Oil pipeline connecting the Safer fields in Mareb and Raas Isa on the Red Sea was blown up during armed confrontations between the Sanhan and Khawlan tribes over a land dispute. Two men were killed.
3- Mareb/Jawf tribal alliance condemns the killing by government troops of Sheikh Hassan Bin Dharman.
4- Students affiliated with opposition groups in Taiz condemn violations in registration procedures at Taiz University. Political reasons were cited.
5- Opposition Coordination Council calls for the lifting of sanctions imposed on Iraq.
Top Security Man Dead
The chief of security in Mansouria, Hodeida, along with five of his personnel died in a shoot-out with highwaymen. Two other policemen were seriously injured; while, one highwayman was killed.
The five-member gang, using a car with an army numberplate, attempted to abduct a Yemeni returnee from Saudi Arabia and steal his car while he stopped by at a petrol station. However, they were intercepted by the police, and a heavy exchange of fire ensued.
The gangsters escaped into nearby bushes. Army troops were later sent in to comb the area, but no one was found.