Rada'a District

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Rada'a District is a district of the Al Bayda Governorate, Yemen. As of 2003, the district had a population of 56,382 inhabitants.[1] The district's largest city is Rada'a, 49 kilometres (30 mi) east of Dhamar, as the crow flies, a city renowned for its 16th-century ‘Amiryia Madrasa and Mosque.

Rada'a District

مديرية رداع
City of Rada'a, Yemen, 1909.jpg
Country Yemen
GovernorateAl Bayda
Population
 (2003)
 • Total56,382
Time zoneUTC+3 (Yemen Standard Time)

ConflictsEdit

On January 16, 2012, the town of Rada'a 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 were to be freed from the central security prison and a council was to be formed to govern the town.[3]

Tribesmen affiliated with Al Qaeda clashed with the majority-Zaidi Shia Houthi movement when the Houthis swept into the governorate, with at least 80 dying in fighting in October 2014[4] and dozens more being killed in renewed fighting in January 2015.[5]

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Rada'a
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 21.4
(70.5)
22.7
(72.9)
24.9
(76.8)
25.4
(77.7)
27.2
(81.0)
29.1
(84.4)
27.3
(81.1)
26.2
(79.2)
26.2
(79.2)
24.8
(76.6)
22.0
(71.6)
21.5
(70.7)
24.9
(76.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 12.9
(55.2)
13.7
(56.7)
16.5
(61.7)
17.5
(63.5)
19.5
(67.1)
20.7
(69.3)
21.0
(69.8)
20.1
(68.2)
19.2
(66.6)
17.3
(63.1)
14.7
(58.5)
13.7
(56.7)
17.2
(63.0)
Average low °C (°F) 4.4
(39.9)
4.7
(40.5)
8.1
(46.6)
9.7
(49.5)
11.8
(53.2)
12.3
(54.1)
14.7
(58.5)
14.0
(57.2)
12.2
(54.0)
9.8
(49.6)
7.5
(45.5)
5.9
(42.6)
9.6
(49.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 6
(0.2)
6
(0.2)
11
(0.4)
36
(1.4)
39
(1.5)
11
(0.4)
72
(2.8)
103
(4.1)
30
(1.2)
4
(0.2)
5
(0.2)
1
(0.0)
324
(12.6)
Source: Climate-Data.org[6]

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  4. ^ Al-Sakkaf, Nasser (23 October 2014). "CLASHES OVER RADA'A CITY". Yemen Times. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  5. ^ Al-Moshki, Ali Ibrahim (26 January 2015). "DOZENS KILLED IN TWO DAYS OF CLASHES IN RADA'A". Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Climate: Rada'a - Climate-Data.org". Retrieved November 2017. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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