Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

USYEMTr194

Incident date

March 28, 2019

Location

حدود البيضاء وشبوة, Border of Al Bayda and Shabwa, Al Bayda, Yemen

Geolocation

14.449679, 45.807386 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Province/governorate level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Province/governorate

Airwars assessment

A US airstrike took place in Bayda governorate on March 28th 2019, a US Central Command spokesperson later told New America – one of six declared strikes that month.

One local source, Huna Al-Bayda, reported that “three senior al Qaeda leaders were killed in an [US] airstrike by a drone on the border between al-Bayda and Shabwa. The sources confirmed that among the three killed was a local leader named Mohammed al-Mantheri, the brother of al-Qaeda’s emir in al-Suma’a in al-Bayda province.”

Since there were no other known reported US strikes on March 28th, this event is treated as declared. There were no known associated reports of civilian harm.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Declared strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Known attacker
    United States Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
  • Belligerents reported killed
    3

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention an unspecified area being struck along the border of Al Bayda (البيضاء) and Shabwa (شبوه) governorates. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for this area are: 14.449679, 45.807386.

  • Reports of the incident mention an unspecified area being struck along the border of Al Bayda (البيضاء) and Shabwa (شبوه) governorates.

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    Google Earth

United States Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

United States Armed Forces

Our Yemen strikes data has been updated for individualized dates after CENTCOM responded to an inquiry on the eight strikes in 2019. Strikes were as follows: 1/1, 1/21, 3/25, 3/25, 3/26, 3/28, 3/29, and 3/29. All but 1/1 in al Bayda'

Summary

  • Strike status
    Declared strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Known attacker
    United States Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
  • Belligerents reported killed
    3

Sources (7) [ collapse]