Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YEMYEM008

Incident date

June 7, 2012

Location

مودية, Eastern parts of Mudiya, Abyan, Yemen

Geolocation

13.928521, 46.083144 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Two Al Qaeda commanders were killed and seven other militants were injured by a Yemeni airstrike “while they were inspecting a checkpoint” in Moudia, Abyan on June 7, 2012. There are currently no known reports of civilian harm.

According to @taizcity, the strikes were carried out by helicopters (but did not attribute them to the US or Yemen). Xinhua attributed the strikes to the Yemeni Air Force.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention that the airstrike targeted a checkpoint in the eastern part of the town of Mudiya (مودية), for which the coordinates are: 13.928521, 46.083144. A possible checkpoint can be seen on satellite imagery of February 2013 at these coordinates: 13.929017, 46.087330. Due to limited information and satellite imagery available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    No
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Suspected attacker
    Yemeni Air Force
  • Suspected target
    Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
  • Belligerents reported killed
    2
  • Belligerents reported injured
    7

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Yemeni Air Force Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Yemeni Air Force
  • Yemeni Air Force position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    No
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Suspected attacker
    Yemeni Air Force
  • Suspected target
    Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
  • Belligerents reported killed
    2
  • Belligerents reported injured
    7

Sources (5) [ collapse]