A US airstrike took place in Bayda governorate on March 29th 2019, one of two on that day, a US Central Command spokesperson later told New America. In a separate press release, US Central Command stated that all six declared US military strikes in March 2019 strikes had targeted AQAP in Bayda.
There were no other known local reports of a strike on that day, nor was there any available information on casualties. A separate entry has been created for a second US action on this date (USYEMTr195).
Several sources later reported that a US strike took place in Bayda on March 30th (USYEMTr197); it is possible that this declared strike referred to this event.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Reports of the incident mention the Al Bayda (البيضاء) governorate. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Al Bayda governorate are: 14.313489, 45.305892.
United States Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
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'