Rada' District

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Rada' District
District
Coordinates: 14°25′N 44°50′E / 14.417°N 44.833°E / 14.417; 44.833Coordinates: 14°25′N 44°50′E / 14.417°N 44.833°E / 14.417; 44.833
Country  Yemen
Governorate Al Bayda'
Population (2003)
 • Total 56,382
Time zone Yemen Standard Time (UTC+3)

Rada' District is a district of the Al Bayda' Governorate, Yemen. As of 2003, the district had a population of 56,382 inhabitants.[1]

Conflicts[edit]

On January 16, 2012, the town of Radda fell into control of Al Qaeda militants. The militants overran army positions and freed 150 inmates from a local prison.[2] A week later, the militants withdrew after striking a deal with tribal leaders. Under the agreement, more Al Qaeda operatives will be freed from the central security prison and a council will be formed to govern the town.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Districts of Yemen". Statoids. Retrieved October 17, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Yemen town captured by al Qaeda militants". CBS News. Associated Press. 2012-01-16. Retrieved 2012-01-17. 
  3. ^ Coles, Isabel (2012-01-25). "Islamist militants quit captured Yemeni town". Reuters. Retrieved 2012-01-25. 

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