Tension mounts in Al-Jawf [Archives:2000/03/Local News]

January 17 2000

Five people from Daham tribe in Al-Jawf were seriously injured and one was killed as a result of an explosion of a landmine. The injured were soon hospitalized in Najran in Saudi Arabia. Following this event, Daham tribe, headed by Sheikh Abdullah Daris, accused Wailah tribe, headed by Sheikh Ben Shage’a, of mining despite the peace treaty signed by the two tribes.
It is worth mentioning that the two tribes are the biggest and most important Yemeni tribes that are situated on borders between Yemen and Saudi Arabia. The two tribes posses light and heavy weapons which they usually use to fight each other.