A single source, Voice of America News, stated that a US airstrike had targeted AQAP militants in Al Dayman on January 4th 2019, according to a US defense official. There were no other known reports of a strike at that time, and no information was given on alleged casualties.
In a later press release, US Central Command declared that two strikes had been conducted in Yemen during January 2019. One targeted Jamal Al-Badawi on January 1st, while a second unspecified action took place in Bayda governorate.
Yemen monitor New America was later told by CENTCOM that the second action took place on January 21st in Bayda. It therefore remains possible that this was a CIA action.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Reports of the incident mention the village of Al Dayman (ال ديمان), for which the generic coordinates are: 14.99486, 45.50767. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.