Marib Petroleum Pipe, Again Exploded [Archives:1999/46/Local News]

November 15 1999

For the second time in two months, the petroleum pipe in Marib that connects Safir and Raas Iesa in the Red Sea was exploded by people belonging to Iyal Saeed Ali Bani Jabr Thursday Nov. 11. Next day, police forces surrounded the area and opened fire on one of the villages resulting in the injury to two people, one of whom was seriously injured and was soon taken to hospital. At the same time, police forces arrested five people including the tribe’s leader, Sheikh Faisal Juzailan. However, the latest news falsify this saying that he had fled the area before the forces arrived.