The date 14 October 1963 signifies the commencement of the NLF’s revolt. In fact, it emerged as a local tribal revolt by the Qutaybī tribes in Radfān, located in the East Dālīc Mountains. The Qutaybī leader, Ghālib al-Būzah, then returned from North Yemen, where, according to Egyptian and North Yemeni sources, he had assisted the Republican rebels. On his return the British tried to confiscate his and his men’s arms; they resisted and Ghālib was killed. Consequently, Ghālib’s son Bālīl commenced a revolt. 1 NLF activists then succeeded (on a date unknown) to assume the leadership of the revolt and to direct it.