Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

USYEMTr113

Incident date

November 10, 2017

Location

جبل عكد, Jabal Akad, Abyan, Yemen

Geolocation

13.818682, 45.937657 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

A US drone strike reportedly killed two alleged AQAP militants in or near Jabal Akad, in the Lawdar district of Abyan governorate, on November 10th 2017. There were no known reports of civilian harm.

According to @demolinari and @NokhbaHadramout, the US strike targeted the militants as they were travelling on a motorbike, killing both. Reuters correspondent Mohammed Ghobari (@MohammedGhobari), however, suggested that the strike targeted a car.

Academic Dr Elizabeth Kendall also suggested that there had been local reports of a drone strike against a motorcycle in the area that had killed two, but did not assign responsibility to the US.

The incident was first reported on November 10, 2017 at 7:38 pm by @demolinari.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Suspected attacker
    United States Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
  • Belligerents reported killed
    2

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention a vehicle being struck in the vicinity of Jabal Akad (جبل عكد), east of Al Ayn (العين), in the Lawdar (لودر) district. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates of Jabal Akad are: 13.818682, 45.937657.

United States Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    United States Armed Forces
  • United States Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Suspected attacker
    United States Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
  • Belligerents reported killed
    2

Sources (5) [ collapse]