"Principled" agreement in Yemen's Bayda postpones due confrontation between tribes, Houthi fighters

Al-Bayda (Debriefer)
2020-05-05 | Since 2 Year

Debriefer news Agency has informed from local sources in Al Bayda that the mediation committee between Ansar Allah group (Houthis) and Al Bayda tribes reached a "principled agreement" on Monday evening that included a number of points that Sheikh Yasser Al-Awadi and Sheikh Al-Asabeh demanded, the most important of which was the extradition of those accused of killing Jihad Al-Asbahi. The removal of some of the group's supervisors.

A source close to the Houthi group told "Debriefer" that his group seeks to contain the situation with "tribes of Al-Asabeh" in order not to open a strong front in Al-Bayda governorate in central Yemen and postpone any "current" confrontation with the conference leader and prominent tribal sheikh, Yasser Al-Awadi.

The Yemeni official armed forces will support the tribes in the central governorate of Bayda, official chief of staff said Monday, after massive tension had erupted between the tribes and Houthi fighters.

"The army will provide all help for all Yemen's freemen against Houthis," General Hamood Aziz Bin Sagheer added on twitter, in reply to remarks by Yemeni presidential advisor, Ahmed Obaid Bin Daghr.

The army "should be prepared to support the uprising and assist Sheikh Yasser al-Waadi, when he asks," Bin Daghr tweeted earlier on Monday.

"Remember, there is one enemy; that is the Houthis. So, let's unify ranks to defeat them," he added.

Last week, Houthi gunmen killed a woman in a district of Bayda, leading to a grave crisis between the tribes there and the Houthi group, before Oman intervened and asked for additional time to solve the tension.

On 29 April, Yasser al-Awadi, one of Bayda tribal leaders, announced a 3-day time limit for the accused to be handed and Houthi local leaders to be withdrawn from the governorate, calling on all Bayda tribes to get prepared for fighting the group if demands are not met.

The woman, Jihad al-Asbahi, was killed by Houthi gunmen in her house, after the group was unable to arrest her father in law, according to local sources.


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