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
October 10, 2019
DHA20001 - The Dhamar Detention Center Strike
On 31st August 2019, the Saudi-led coalition attacked a detention center in Dhamar. This strike reportedly killed or wounded every single detainee present.
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September 2, 2019
SAN10017 - The Office of the Presidency Strike
On 7th May 2018 a building in Sana'a was hit by two munitions. Although multiple reports claimed that the Presidential Palace had been hit, it in fact appears that this building was in fact the Office of the Presidency, a civil administrative building complex.
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September 3, 2019
SAN20005 - Sana'a Raqqas Strike
On 16th May 2019 multiple airstrikes hit in and around Sana'a. One of these airstrikes appears to have hit a residential area in Al Raqqas immediately next to a school.
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September 19, 2019
SAA10012 - The Manbah Market Strike
On 19th September 2015 an airstrike hit what appears to have been a commercial area in a village in Manbah.
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September 19, 2019
TAI10006 - The Haifan Junction Strike
On 27th July 2016 an airstrike hit near Haifan Junction. There were claims that multiple civilians were killed in this strike. There are also several claims that Houthis were the target and among the casualties.
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September 19, 2019
HOD10007 - The Vegetable Washing Strike
On 24th October 2018, just before sunset, a group of men who appear to have been washing okra, were hit by some kind of munition resulting in multiple fatalities.
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September 2, 2019
SAN10005 - The Al Kubra Funeral Hall Strike
On the 8th August 2016, two munitions dropped by the Saudi-led Coalition hit a funeral hall in Sana'a, resulting in the deaths of over one hundred people.
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September 19, 2019
TAI20001 - Mawiyah Fuel Station Strike
On 24th May 2019 what appears to have been a fuel station of some kind of struck in Taiz. There were claims of multiple civilian casualties, including children.
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September 2, 2019
HAJ10004 - Bani Qais Wedding Strike
Multiple sources, including the SLC, indicate a wedding party in the village of Raqa was struck by an airstrike, killing multiple men and children.
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September 2, 2019
HAJ10006 - The al-Khamis Market Strike
On 15th March 2016, the Saudi-led Coalition allegedly bombed a busy market in al-Khamis, resulting in one of the highest death tolls for any single strike during this campaign.
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September 2, 2019
SAA10010 - Sabr Valley strike
On 3rd June a village in the Sabr Valley appears to have suffered significant damage, resulting in the deaths of multiple people.
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September 2, 2019
HOD10006 - The Zabid Market Strike
This investigation analyses claims that on 12th May 2015 a marketplace in Zabid was hit by an airstrike using multiple munitions, causing scores of casualties.
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September 2, 2019
SAN10004 - Sana'a City Detention Facility strike
We examined a strike that happened around midnight on 12-13 December 2017 which allegedly hit a detention facility in Sana'a city.
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September 2, 2019
TAI10004 - Al Hoban Bus Attack
This investigation examines allegations that a bus carrying workers from the Hayel Saeed Anam Group was hit by an airstrike near the al Hoban roundabout.
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September 2, 2019
HOD10003 - Al Khokha Market Strike
This post examines allegations that on 2017/03/10, a market north of Al Khokha was attacked, killing up to 32 people.
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September 2, 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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September 19, 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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September 2, 2019
HAJ10005 – 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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September 19, 2019
LAH10001 – 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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September 2, 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 people who appeared to be civilians.
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September 3, 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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