Yemen Project

Investigations


The assessments reflect all of the available open-source information at a given time to the investigator. Investigations are ongoing, and we actively seek to incorporate new information from all sources. If you have new information regarding an incident or if you think there is an error in our investigations please contact us at yemenproject@bellingcat.com
June 27, 2019
SAN10006 - Jaref Spa Bombing
We used open source information to examine allegations that the Saudi Led Coalition had bombed a mosque near Jaref Spa on the morning of 12th January 2016.
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June 11, 2019
SAA10009 - Dahyan Bus Bombing
A Saudi-led coalition air-delivered munition struck a bus carrying a number of children on August 9, 2018. The strike took place in the morning hours at approximately 8:25 AM GMT+3 and hit a crowded marketplace, we look at the open-source information available from the strike to assess what happened.
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June 27, 2019
HAJ 10005 – The Abs Prison Strike
We assess an alleged airstrike that took place on the 12th of May 2015 in Abs, Hajjah, Yemen. Using open-source information and analysis we identified the location of the strike as the Abs Prison, as well as two other buildings that were targeted on the same day.
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June 27, 2019
ADE10001 – Fayoush Market Strike
We identified the location of the alleged strike as the al-Fayush market. Using open sources, including images, videos and satellite imagery, we confirmed the strike took place in a livestock market near to a petrol station and multiple other services, such as a Qat market and restaurant.
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June 27, 2019
DHA10002 – Sanaban Wedding Strike
We identified the location of the alleged strike as the house where a wedding took place located at coordinates 14.426831, 44.664921. Using open sources, including images, videos, and satellite imagery, we believe that the strike took place in an area primarily inhabited by civilians.
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June 27, 2019
HAJ10003 – Bani Hassan, Hajjah
On the evening of 2015-07-04, an explosion occurred near a restaurant in Muthalith Ahim, in the vicinity of a crowded market. Injuring and killing multiple individuals. Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported that at least 65 people were killed and 105 wounded.
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