Frame 0004
Yemeni Civilian Victims Describe Last...
Sanaa
By Yousef Mawry
21 Apr 2015

Sanaa, Yemen
April 21, 2015

This video shows several Yemenis, including children, at a hospital in Sanaa. The victims were severely injured in an airstrike that targeted a Houthi-held military base in the Sanaa suburb of Faj Attan on April 20. Civilian neighborhoods located about 5 km away from the base were severely damaged.

The interviewed patients recall the last moments before they were hit. One of the children says that he was injured while he was on the street, trying to make a living by selling a traditional plant used for brushing teeth called miswak.

According to the Yemeni official news agency Saba, at least 25 people were killed and 398 others wounded in the attack.

TRANSCRIPT

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Boy) Abdullah Mohamed Gushab, A civilian injured in an airstrike
00:18 – 00:28

"I was selling miswaq in Jamaal Street. The attack began and then the explosion hit me. Q: There was an airplane?
A: An airplane."

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Mohamed Gushab, The father of a civilian injured in an airstrike
00:29 – 00:52

"He was just selling miswaq in order to provide food for the family. He was in Tahrir Square and then the plane launched a strike and he was hit. He was injured severely. A benefactor found him and took him to the hospital."

SOUNDBITE (English, Man) Emanual Abdullah, A civilian injured in an airstrike
01:10 – 01:41

“I come from Faj Attan. And I as inside my house, so I was about coming out when I had the bomb blast in front of my house. I was thinking all over my life and the big block smashed my head. That is how I got the injury. And the doctor is saying something about making an operation on me tomorrow. So… that is just it.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Boy) Abd al-Wahab, A civilian injured in an airstrike
02:00 – 02:28

"The first explosion was light. I went to see where it had hit and then the second missile was launched and I did not expect the strike to be that strong. I thought I was in a horror movie. I tried to run and the door of the store fell on my back. I then tried to run again but the debris hit me and I was injured."

Thumb sm
Neighborhood Damaged From Airstrike o...
Sanaa
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

Sanaa, Yemen

April 20, 2015 

These photos, taken in the aftermath an airstrike against the Scud missile base at Faj Attan outside Sanaa, show large-scale destruction in a civilian neighborhood. A huge explosion injured many people inside their homes, while cars in queues at petrol stations, about 4 km away from the base were completely wrecked.

The base is under the control of pro-Houthi Yemeni army units. It has been targeted several times by airstrikes since the start of the Saudi-led campaign Decisive Storm.  

Thumb sm
Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

Most houses in the vicinity of the Faj Attan base were severely damaged during airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition.

Thumb sm
Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

A large pillar of smoke resulting from airstrikes on the Faj Attan base is seen from about 5 km away.

Thumb sm
Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

People carry an injured civilian into a hospital following airstrikes against Faj Attan military base.

Thumb sm
Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

Even buildings that were relatively distant from the targeted base in Fah Attan were damaged in the airstrikes.

Thumb sm
Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

This car was parked in a queue at a petrol station near Faj Attan military base when shrapnel landed on it.

Thumb sm
Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

People gather to inspect this car, which was destroyed while parked in a queue at a petrol station near Faj Attan military base.

Thumb sm
Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

Bomb shrapnel landed some 4 km away from the targeted base and hit several cars that were queuing at a petrol station. Luckily, the owner of this car was not hurt.

Thumb sm
Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

Bystanders inspect civilian cars that were severely damaged in the bombing of the nearby base of Faj Attan.

Thumb sm
Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

This injured man was at home at the time of the bombing of the military base in Faj Attan near Sanaa. His house was severely damaged.

Thumb sm
Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

These fragments, believed to be from ammunition stored in Faj Attan base, landed in a civilian neighbor several kilometers away.

Thumb sm
Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

Several residential buildings near the targeted base in Faj Attan, in the outskirts of Sanaa were severely damage in the bombing.

Thumb sm
Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

This family was forced to leave its home, which was severely damaged during the bombing of the nearby military of Faj Attan.

Thumb sm
Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

Stores such as the one that appears in this photo were damaged by large bomb shrapnel.

Thumb sm
Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

A man drives a car that has been severely damaged during airstrikes on a military base in Faj Attan near Sanaa.

Thumb sm
Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

A house damaged by the airstrikes that targeted the nearby Faj Atan base outside Sanaa appears in this photo.

Thumb sm
Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

Glass inside this house was shattered by the airstrikes that targeted the nearby military base in Faj Attan outside Sanaa.

Thumb sm
Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

Shattered glass covers the floor in this house near the military in Faj Attan outside Sanaa.

Thumb sm
Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

The precinct surrounding this football stadium was nearly totally destroyed in the airstrikes that targeted the nearby Faj Attan military base. One of the workers at the stadium was injured.

Thumb sm
Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

A football stadium was damaged in airstrikes that targeted the nearby base of Faj Attan outside Sanaa.

Thumb sm
Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

This family had to leave their home and look for another shelter following the airstrikes that targeted the nearby base in Faj Attan outside Sanaa. Most civilian homes in the vicinity of the base were severely damaged by the airstrikes.

Frame 0004
Saudi Airstrikes Target Houthi Milita...
Sanaa
By assamawy
09 Apr 2015

The Saudi-led coalition bombed a Houthi military base at Faj Attan district in the capital Sanaa on April 9, 2015 between 4:30PM and 5:00PM.

Frame 0004
Thousands Queue Amidst Fuel Shortage ...
Sanaa
By assamawy
03 Apr 2015

The impact of the ongoing war on Yemen's people has now begun to appear in the form of extremely long lines outside of gas stations. Sana'a, which has around 3m people, has suffered from fuel shortages for several months out of the past year. People not only use fuel for cars, but also for home generators since the country has no stable electricity and electricity cuts can last for more than 12 hours a day. As such, people depend mainly on personal generators to lighten the dark nights. Though expensive, the people of Yemeni have no other options.

Thumb sm
Anti Aircraft Guns Fired at Night Rai...
Sanaa Airport
By assamawy
29 Mar 2015

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes on Sanaa Airport on the night of March 29, 2015. In response anti aircraft weapons with red tracers, were fired at the aircraft from the ground.

Thumb sm
Anti Aircraft Guns Fired at Night Rai...
Sanaa Airport
By assamawy
29 Mar 2015

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes on Sanaa Airport on the night of March 29, 2015. In response anti aircraft weapons with red tracers, were fired at the aircraft from the ground.

Thumb sm
Anti Aircraft Guns Fired at Night Rai...
Sanaa Airport
By assamawy
29 Mar 2015

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes on Sanaa Airport on the night of March 29, 2015. In response anti aircraft weapons with red tracers, were fired at the aircraft from the ground.

Thumb sm
Anti Aircraft Guns Fired at Night Rai...
Sanaa Airport
By assamawy
29 Mar 2015

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes on Sanaa Airport on the night of March 29, 2015. In response anti aircraft weapons with red tracers, were fired at the aircraft from the ground.

Frame 0004
Houthis Fire Upon Protestors in Taiz
Taiz
By Muatasm Mansor Al-Hitari
22 Mar 2015

March 23, 2015
Taiz, Yemen

In this video, Sunni protestors demonstrate against the Houthi takeover of Taiz in front of the "Special Security Forces" building where Houthis rebels stationed their reinforcements.

The protestors burn tires while militants loyal to the Houthis respond with live ammunition in central Taiz.

According to eyewitnesses, Houthi rebels have transported militiamen from Sana'a to Taiz to reinforce local security forces already under their control.

Frame 0004
ISIS Claims Responsibility for Suicid...
Sanaa
By Yousef Mawry
20 Mar 2015

March 20,2015
Sanaa, Yemen

According to Houthi spokesman, more than 135 Yemenis were killed and many more injured in a series of three suicide bomb attacks targeting two Shiite mosques during Friday prayers in the capital city of Sana’a.
In this video, shot at the al-Hushaish Mosque, witnesses said the first bomb exploded in the first row, right in front of the podium, while the second blast detonated outside of the mosque as worshipers fled.
Minutes after the attack ISIS claimed responsibility on Twitter.

(01:46-01:55)

This is the result of the accident. The biggest crime against humanity and God.

(01:56-02:06)

The infiltrators of America and Israel. We will not accept this, and we will not surrender because of the explosions they are doing in the house of God.

(02:36-03:03)

What happened is that after the Friday prayer, Dr. Taha Motawakel, the mosque Imam (preacher), gave his speech and we suddenly heard an explosion in the mosque. All you can see around you is injuries and corpses, it was filled with them, anywhere you look or step, it is all injuries and deaths.

Frame 0004
Families Mourn Victims of ISIS Attack...
Sanaa
By Yousef Mawry
20 Mar 2015

March 20, 2015
Sanaa, Yemen

In extremely rare and graphic imagery, this video shows family members of the slain gather at the morgue to identify and grieve the murder of their loved ones.

More than 135 people were killed in triple suicide bombings that rocked two Shiite mosques during Friday afternoon prayers in Yemen's capital of Sana'a. ISIS subsequently claimed responsibility for the attacks.

01:49

NAT Sound, crowd screaming in morgue: “Death to America. Death to Israel. May the Jews be Damned. Victory to Islam. God is greatest.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Unnamed Woman

02:08 – 02:20

“Only an idiot would not be moved in such situation. Such cruelty! How could they be called human when they kill innocent people on a Friday? May God help us!”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Unnamed man

00:21 – 00:30

“We have only become stronger and more resilient. We shall continue to follow this path. We shall continue to stand against evil. We shall be stronger and stronger.”

Frame 0004
Houthis Remove Barriers Safeguarding ...
sanaa
By Dhaifallah Homran
04 Mar 2015

All US personnel having vacated the US Embassy in Sana'a, Yemen on 21 January, the Houthi chief of security in the capital deemed the immediate streets around the US Embassy safe enough to remove the road-barriers that previously surrounded it. They had been in place for the past decade. Having done so, the Houthi militia gather in front of the embassy to chant their signature call to arms, "Death to America; Death to Israel; Curses to the Jews and Victory to Islam."

Frame 0004
Young Houthi Boys in Yemen Trained as...
Amran,Yemen
By Dhaifallah Homran
01 Mar 2015

March 1, 2015
Amran, Yemen

Houthi children are being trained as fighters in a former Yemeni Army base.
Boys aged from 12 and up to teenagers are being taught by Houthi fighters how to handle and shoot rifles and fighting tactics.

Video shot at the former base of Yemeni Army, Mechanized Unit 310, in the Houth region in Amran province, in north east Yemen.

The base was captured by the Houthis in the summer of 2014, and during the battle the Yemeni Army commander of the base, general Hamid al-Qosheibi, was killed.

After their training the child soldiers are being assigned to man checkpoints and provide security at demonstrations.

Frame 0004
Regular Flights between Iran and Yeme...
Sanaa International Airport
By Yousef Mawry
01 Mar 2015

March 1, 2015
Sanaa, Yemen

For the first time in 25 years, an Iranian flight landed in Yemen at Sanaa International Airport after Houthi and Iranian officials signed a contract in Tehran to open a direct aviation service between the two countries. They agreed to set up 14 weekly flights between the two countries. The plane was from Mahan Air, a private airline based in Tehran that operates domestically in Iran and internationally to the Far East, the Middle Eat, Central Asia, and Europe. Keen to show that they were not supplying the Houthis with weapons, the Iranian flight arrived with a donation of 12 tons of medical supplies and equipment from the Iranian Red Crescent. Iranian officials at the airport said they regret that such an agreement was not signed years ago to help build Iranian-Yemeni relations.

Frame 0004
Sanaa Street Where Frenchwoman Was Ab...
Sana'a
By Yousef Mawry
25 Feb 2015

Footage shows the French embassy in Sanaa after its closure due to the security meltdown which that has gripped the nation.
Footage also shows the 45th street in Sanaa where Frenchwomen Isabelle Prime was abducted on the morning of February 24.
Footage includes interviews with two Yemenis who were working on the same road where the the French women and her translator.
A store owner on the 45th street says the French women was abducted only moments after he opened his store early in the morning.

Interviews:
Mershid Merhibi (construction worker)

"We were working in this location and we then heard some of the workers who were over here having breakfast talking about a French women who was abducted in this street. This actions is not acceptable and is prohibited in Islam, because all foreigners in Islam have full rights and freedoms. This is what our prophet taught us."

Majid al-Khyadh (Store owner on 45th street)

“As we were opening in the morning we heard that a French women had been abducted in this area and we also heard many people talking about this issue. We tell those who kidnapped this French women that these actions are against our principles and against the values of the Yemeni people. These actions are indeed acts of terrorism. We do not know who is responsible for the abduction; however, our message to the abductors is stop insulting and tarnishing the image of the Yemeni people. “We call on the government, and all security officials and institutions to bring an end to these abductions and violations.”

Frame 0004
Bomb Explodes in Neighborhood of Hout...
Sanaa
By Dhaifallah Homran
23 Feb 2015

February 23, 2015
Sanaa, Yemen

A bomb went off near a military academy on Monday evening in a neighborhood of Sanaa where many Houhi leaders reside.

The blast did not cause any casualties or injuries and is currently being investigated by the Yemeni authorities.

No group has claimed responsibility yet but al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has taken responsibility for previous attacks against Houthis who they regard as apostates.

Frame 0004
Presidential Palace in Yemen Abandone...
sanaa
By Dhaifallah Homran
21 Feb 2015

February 21, 2015
Sanaa, Yemen

Video shows Houthi takeover of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's residential compound after he disguised himself to escape Sanaa and fly to his hometown of Aden in the south. Hadi had been under weeks of house arrest by the Shiite Houthi militia, who allegedly looted his property soon after his departure. The UN denies having assisted him in returning to Aden, a port city south of Sanaa and the country's fourth largest.

Video shows the presidential palace's abandoned gates and Houthi convoys patrolling the perimeter.

Frame 0004
Roving Barefoot for Propane Gas
Sanaa
By Yousef Mawry
18 Feb 2015

February 17, 2015

Sana'a, Yemen
 
The Yemeni population is once again faced with a severe shortage of propane gas. This has caused much grief among poverty stricken Yemeni families who make up the majority of the Yemeni population. Fifteen-year-old Bashir Merhibi is the eldest son in a Yemeni family. Bashir struggles on a daily basis to find propane gas to cook food. Instead of going to school in the morning, Bashir is forced to search the streets barefoot for propane gas in a number of neighborhoods in the Yemeni capital. A Transterra contributor spent the day with Bashir Merhibi as he searched for propane tanks. He would roll his 40-pound empty tank along the road with his feet through many neighborhoods hoping to take a full tank home to his family so they can cook their food. Unfortunately Bashir was unable to obtain any propane gas as the price had increased to 1,900 Yemeni Rial (almost $9), and he only had 1,200 Rial. The severe gas shortage in Yemen is due to disgruntled tribesmen who occasionally blow up gas pipelines and block supply routes in the province of Ma'rib to pressure the Yemeni government to meet their demands. The shortage of gas in Yemen has resulted in a price hike of propane gas, which many Yemeni families cannot afford.
 

Frame 0004
Roving Barefoot for Propane Gas (roug...
Sana'a, Yemen
By Yousef Mawry
18 Feb 2015

February 17, 2015
Sana'a, Yemen

The Yemeni population is once again faced with a severe shortage of propane gas. This has caused much grief among poverty stricken Yemeni families who make up the majority of the Yemeni population. Fifteen-year-old Bashir Merhibi is the eldest son in a Yemeni family. Bashir struggles on a daily basis to find propane gas to cook food. Instead of going to school in the morning, Bashir is forced to search the streets barefoot for propane gas in a number of neighborhoods in the Yemeni capital. A Transterra contributor spent the day with Bashir Merhibi as he searched for propane tanks. He would roll his 40-pound empty tank along the road with his feet through many neighborhoods hoping to take a full tank home to his family so they can cook their food. Unfortunately Bashir was unable to obtain any propane gas as the price had increased to 1,900 Yemeni Rial (almost $9), and he only had 1,200 Rial. The severe gas shortage in Yemen is due to disgruntled tribesmen who occasionally blow up gas pipelines and block supply routes in the province of Ma'rib to pressure the Yemeni government to meet their demands. The shortage of gas in Yemen has resulted in a price hike of propane gas, which many Yemeni families cannot afford.

Transcription

Sound bite, Bashir Merhibi, (Man, Arabic)
"My name is Bashir, I am 15 years old and I am in the ninth grade. Instead of going to school, I wake up and go searching for propane gas with this tank, and this tank has been through all kinds of streets. From street to street and from station to station, I have kicked and pushed this tank with my hands and with my feet".

"I have been searching for gas since seven in the morning; I haven’t eaten breakfast or lunch. I drank water and ate a biscuit from the store and that’s it and continue to search and search for gas in a number of streets and propane gas stations. In this country, you have to search for everything. Nothing comes without struggle. Just like this: this is an example of Yemen. They give you gas like this: drip-by-drip".

"I started my search at seven in the morning and the time now is five pm. After searching for gas in many streets and many stations, I finally found one. I thought I was going to pump gas, so I waited in line until I reached the front."

"I asked the owner how much? And, he replied, ‘1900’ (Yemeni Riyal.) I then told him, “Fear god! The original price is 1200 (Yemeni Riyal) and you want to sell it for 1900?” I tried to plead with him and told him I only have 1200; however, he told me to either pay 1900 or go home. We argued and argued and almost got into a fight. I took my tank and told him all I have with me is 1200."

Sound bite, Kamal Ali Ahamed - Propane Gas Store Owner, (Man, Arabic)
“The cause of gas shortage is due to the low gas production from Safer. The Safer Gas Company fills 39 propane trucks every day; however, there are 1200 propane trucks queuing in line at Safer Company waiting to fill their gas trucks so they can distribute gas throughout the nation. This has led to fewer propane truck deliveries to the Yemeni capital. Because of this, only 150 to 200 propane trucks make deliveries per week. This has led to higher demands for gas in the Yemeni capital, while there are fewer gas deliveries."

"The second reason is there are now more cars which run on propane gas. In 2014, nearly 67 thousand cars that run on gas entered the county. This resulted in a higher demands for gas; however, the gas production in Safer (Mareb province) is only sufficient enough for the use of average households only."

Sound bite: Bashir Merhibi, (Man, Arabic)
"No car, no motorbike and no bicycle. I am just like all other Yemenis, I have to kick and push, kick and push from street to street and from gas station to gas station Sometimes, I find a station with propane gas however, there are long lines which reach up to 500 to 600 tanks. When I reach the station, people usually try to cut in line in front of me, which results in heated arguments and sometimes fights. I don’t know what else to do. This is very depressing. The gas problem in Yemen is very depressing."

Sound bite: Abdurahman al-Yemani - Citizen, (Man, Arabic)
“We want a solution to the gas problem; we been waiting in line since the morning. All of us have haven’t ate lunch. The rich people are living comfortably because they have gas; however, we the average workers have to spend all day waiting in line. Will they ever have mercy on us, or are we going to continue living like this?"

Sound bite: Bashir Merhibi, (Man, Arabic) "Unfortunately, I am now going home and I don’t know how to tell my mother and father that I couldn’t find gas. What will I tell them, what shall I do?"