Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

USYEMTr112

Incident date

November 4, 2017

Location

صرواح, Sirwah, Ma'rib, Yemen

Geolocation

15.431441, 45.016976 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Subdistrict level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Some local language sources, including @MasirahTV, suggested that a US drone strike took place in the Sirwah district of Marib governorate on the morning of November 4th.

All sources posted on November 4th 2017 itself. There were no known associated reports of civilian or militant harm, and no further information was given.

Given that all of the sources were roughly identical, it appears that all were derived from a single source (perhaps @_H0rh).  As such, this incident has been assessed to be a single-source claim by Airwars.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Suspected attacker
    US Forces
  • Suspected target
    Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the subdistrict of Sirwah (صرواح), for which the generic coordinates are: 15.431441, 45.016976. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Reports of the incident mention the subdistrict of Sirwah (صرواح).

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

US Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US Forces
  • US Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Suspected attacker
    US Forces
  • Suspected target
    Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)

Sources (8) [ collapse]