Two men killed in tribal gunfight [Archives:2002/44/Local News]

October 28 2002

Two men were killed and a third was injured during a gunfight last Tuesday on the road from Sana’a to Mareb.
The deaths come as result of tribal disputes that go back 17 years between Al Ali Bin Falah and Nehim tribe. A tribal source told the Yemen Times that tribal conflicts are rising these days, as 2003 parliamentary elections draw near, and there is dispute between GPC and Islah parties. Tribal efforts have failed to get reconciliation between the two tribes. Some tribes are accusing the authorities of inciting tribal conflict to weaken the power they have. Keeping tribes in conflict is believed to be of the best ways to avoid their attacks against the authorities.