Jarallah Omar

Jarallah Omar

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jarallah Omar al-Kuhali (1942 in Kuhal, Ibb Governorate - 28 December 2002) was a Yemeni politician, intellectual, and guerrilla fighter. He was trained in Islamic law, but in the 1960s he turned towards Marxism. He was a political prisoner from 1968 to 1971 and participated in the civil war between North Yemen and South Yemen as a leader of the National Liberation Front, a politico-military coalition affiliated to the socialist government of the South. He escaped to the South after his forces were defeated by then-North Yemeni President and current unified Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Jarallah became a member of the Politburo of the Yemeni Socialist Party (YSP), the ruling party in the South, and was named minister of culture in the government of a newly unified Yemen in the early 1990s. He resigned his cabinet post and went into exile shortly before a failed attempt by former southern politicians to re-establish a "Democratic Republic of Yemen" in 1994.show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Miss Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136706601
  • 9786136706603