Mediators ended the Tension [Archives:1999/51/Local News]

December 20 1999

Mediators solved the conflict between Abidda and Dawla tribes. They gave a month as an armistice. The fighting between the two tribes continued for three days till the military forces intervened in that battle. Different heavy weapons were used in the battle. Four persons were killed, and two persons were injured. This battle was caused by the killing of the son of sheik Ahmed Bin Shwdaq in some military stations.
Abiddah tribe requested to extradite those who killed the son of sheik. In addition, a car of some citizen was flamed in the battle, and two drivers were also injured. The military forces raised the ban on carrying weapons in the governorate of Mareb.