Al Bayda, Yemen
|Governorate||Al Bayda Governorate|
|Occupation||Houthis (Ansar Allah)|
|Time zone||Yemen Standard Time (UTC+3)|
Al Bayda, also transliterated as Baida, Al-Baidhah or Beida (Arabic: البيضاء Al-Bayḍāʾ), (not to be mixed with al-Bayda' in al-Jawf, the ancient Nashqum) is a town in central Yemen, in the Governorate of Al Bayda, in northern Yemen.
Its population, according to the 2011 Yemeni census, was 29,853.
On 8 October 2014, at least nine people have been killed in an attack by al-Qaeda militants on security and government buildings in the town, Officials say. The official Saba news agency said car bombs were used in the dawn assault which was repelled.
- Sheba Kingdom (1,200 BCE to 325 CE), archeological site of empire's capital is nearby
- Agence France-Presse (January 30, 2017). "US says female Al-Qaeda combatants killed in Yemen raid". Yahoo News. Archived from the original on January 31, 2017.
The US special forces mounted the raid in the Yakla region of Baida province against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which Washington views as the global terror network's most dangerous branch.
- "Nine killed as al-Qaeda attacks south Yemen town". BBC News. 8 October 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
- "Governorates of Yemen". Statoids.
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