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Al Bayda (Arabic: ٱلْبَيْضَاء‎, romanizedAl-Bayḍāʾ, not to be mixed with Al-Bayda' in Al-Jawf, the ancient Nashaq), also transliterated as Baida,[2] Al-Baidhah or Beida, is a town in the Governorate of Al-Bayda' in Yemen.


ٱلْبَيْضَاء (in Arabic)
Al-Bayda' is located in Yemen
Location in Yemen
Coordinates: 13°58′35″N 45°34′15″E / 13.97639°N 45.57083°E / 13.97639; 45.57083
Country Yemen
GovernorateAl Bayda Governorate
Occupation Houthis (Ansar Allah)
 • GovernorNasser al Khader Abderbo al-Sawadi
 • Total29,853[1]
Time zoneUTC+3 (Yemen Standard Time)

It is located 130 miles (210 kilometres) SE of San'a'. Rada' (Arabic: رَدَاع‎, romanizedRadāʿ) is the present capital of Governorate of Al Bayda'.



Its population, according to the 2011 Yemeni census, was 29,853.[1]


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.[3]

See alsoEdit

  • Sheba Kingdom (1,200 BCE to 325 CE), archeological site of empire's capital is nearby


  1. ^ a b نبذة تعريفية عن محافظة البيضاء (in Arabic), رئاسة الجمهورية، المركز الوطني للمعلومات
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "Nine killed as al-Qaeda attacks south Yemen town". BBC News. 8 October 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2014.

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