(both: dämär`), town (1994 pop. 82,920), S central Yemen, in a valley between two volcanic peaks. Dhamar is a market and religious center, known for its thoroughbred horses and its ancient Muslim theological school.
Security officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters, said tens of thousands also demonstrated in the cities of Taiz, Ibb and Dhamar with similar demands.
The deadly bomb blast, as well as all terrorist attacks in such cities as Ibb, Radaa and Dhamar, runs in counter to all moral and humanitarian values, according to a press release issued here by the League.
Following the explosions, Al-Qaeda fighters attacked the rebels, deployed northeast of Rada and along a road" connecting the town in Baida province to neighbouring Dhamar, a Shiite-populated province seized last week by the rebels, a tribal official said.
Abdul Rahman Maoudha, an MP and the head of Dhamar resistance, told Al Masder Online news site that local people are now in charge of government offices, adding that Al Houthis left the area after successful tribal mediation in which Al Houthis agreed to pull out exchange for releasing their incarcerated fighters with the resistance.