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Aden Civilians Flee by Boats
Aden
By Khaled Lekra
06 May 2015

Aden, Yemen
May 6, 2015

Civilians in Aden are only able to leave dangerous areas in the city in small boats after traveling by land became too dangerous.
Dozens of families are seen in this video arriving on the shore of al-Husswa area in Aden after fleeing the heavily embattled quarters of Mualla, Tawahi and Crater. A local militia commander who is fighting against the Houthis says that more than 1,500 families have so far arrived from other areas of Aden by boats.

SHOTLIST AND TRANSCRIPT

Moving shot of small boats carrying refugees at sea
Moving shot of small boats approaching the shore
Various of refugees disembarking
Wide of a man talking to a woman on wheelchair
Various of militiamen handing out drinking water to refugees
Wide of people pushing a boat on the shore
Wide of small boat in the sea

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Unnamed Refugee
02:03 – 02:24
“There was indiscriminate shelling. This was why we left our homes and fled to a safer location. [UNINTELLIGIBLE] families have fled through ports. More than 15 families left because they were panicking. We left our homes and came as refugees.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Woman) Unnamed Refugee
02:25 – 02:36
“[UNINTELLIGIBLE] we were tired of the situation. Q: What happened?
A: There was bombing.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Unnamed Refugee
02:36 – 03:19
“We fled the area of Tawahi because of indiscriminate bombing by the militias of Houthi and Affash [Ali Abdullah Saleh]. They bombed our homes ruthlessly. We have been trying to escape since dawn. Thanks be to God, we have now arrived safely. Thanks be to God, as you can see…
They [militias] are positioned and sniping unarmed civilians. We managed to exit safely, thanks be to God.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Shawqi Abdullah Nis, Spokesperson of the Popular Committees Militias
03:19 – 04:29
“Today we [UNINTELLIGIBLE] We receive wounded people yesterday. They were transferred to Bureihi hospital. There were four cases. Today, we started at 6:30 am and we are still working. We have received nearly 1,500 families, which were taken to the areas of [UNINTELLIGIBLE] Madinat Shaab, Sheikh Uthman and Mansoura.
Some families were assembled and taken to schools, such as al-Johari and [UNINTELLIGIBLE] schools.
Also, some families were taken to Madinat al-Shaab with the help of some men [fighters] there. We also collaborated with the residents of Inma and Abu Harba areas, as well as residents of Bir Ahmed village.
Some families included wounded people. We received about six or seven injured people today, who were taken to Bureihi hospital.
A boat drowned as a result of the bombing -- the barbarian aggression by the Houthis and Affash [Ali Abdullah Saleh]. The fate of the boat is still unknown.
It was said that the boat was transporting families and a mortar shell landed in its middle.”
Wide of presidential palace in Tawahi
Wide of oil tanks
Wide of neighbourhood
Medium of a man on the shore looking through a pair of binoculars
Medium of a family on the shore looking at the sea
Wide of speedboat/ zoom out family on the shore looking at the sea

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Tank Shell Hits a House in Aden, Yemen
Aden
By Edouard Dufrasne
05 May 2015

Aden, Yemen
May 5, 2015

Video shows a residential building in Sheikh Othman neighbourhood, Aden that was damaged by tank shell bombing. At least three civilians were killed by the bombing and 12 others wounded. Four families had moved in just a few days before, relocating from another neighbourhood that had become too unsafe because of heavy fighting

The footage includes an interview with a resident of the building.

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Street Clashes in Taiz, Yemen
Taiz
By Dhaifallah Homran
26 Apr 2015

Taiz, Yemen
April 26, 2015

Video shows clashes on the streets of Taiz, about 300 km south of the Yemeni capital Sanaa. Houthi fighters, backed by Yemeni army units, used rifles and armored personnel carriers to confront militiamen loyal to President Abed Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

SHOTLIST

Wide of fighter loyal to President Hadi firing sniper rifle
Wide of fighter loyal to President Hadi taking cover
Wide of armored personnel carrier and Houti fighters
Moving shot of Houthi fighters and pro-Houthi Yemeni soldiers on the street
Wide Houthi fighters manoeuvring pickup truck
Wide of armored personnel carrier firing heavy machine gun

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Aftermath of Drone Attack Against al-...
Mukalla
By Dhaifallah Homran
22 Apr 2015

Mukalla, Yemen
April 22, 2015

Video shows the aftermath of a drone attack against al-Qaeda members in the city of Mukalla, south Yemen. According to local sources, missiles launched by two drones killed at least six al-Qaeda militants.

While no party has claimed responsibility for this airstrike, US-led attacks using drones, fighter jets or cruise missiles against targets said to belong to al-Qaeda are common in south Yemen.

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Yemenis, Foreigners Flee Aden by Sea
Main Street, Aden,Yemen
By Amged Sabeeh
21 Apr 2015

April 21, 2015
Aden, Yemen

Dozens of Yemenis and foreigners are seen in this video, filmed at a seaport in Aden, preparing to travel in small boats to Djibouti or Somalia. According to local sources, around 400 people are fleeing through the port of Aden every day. Most of them travel illegally to east Africa.

The trip to Somalia costs 50 US dollars per person and takes about 16 hours, while it costs 90 dollars per person to reach Djibouti, in a trip that takes about 12 hours by sea.

SHOTLIST

Various of boats near the dock
Various of Aden port entrance
Various of passengers and militiamen inside the seaport
Wide of travellers waiting in seaport parking lot
Traveling of boat carrying passengers
Various of people embarking on boat hoisting Yemeni and Djiboutian flags
Interview with Yemeni man fleeing to Djibouti

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Unnamed Yemeni Fleeing Aden
01:56

“In the name of God, I am one of the people who have been affected by this war – the aggression by Houthi and his aides, who have bombed our homes. We are unarmed people and now we are homeless. We have become refugees in our homeland.”

02:10
“We were forced to flee to Djibouti. We do not want to leave our country, but we do not have homes any more. We are suffering a lot because of the invasion by [Abdul Malik] Houthi, who does not fear God. He has no mercy for women or children. As you can see, many people are fleeing. Their homes have been destroyed. Children have become homeless.”

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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."

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Warplanes Drop What Appear To Be Clus...
Saada
By Dhaifallah Homran
17 Apr 2015

Video shows what appear to be cluster munitions being dropped on the area of Sahar in the northern Yemeni province of Saada, a stronghold of the Houthis. The target of the bombing is unknown.

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Tribal Forces in Hadramawt Defy Houthis
Thamoud
By Amged Sabeeh
10 Apr 2015

April 10, 2014
Hadramawt, Yemen

Dozens of armed men from the Awamer clans paraded against the Houthis in Hawarem, a desert area in the southern Yemeni province of Hadramawt near the border with Saudi Arabia.
This video shows the tribesmen driving a convoy of pickup trucks and SUVs that carry the Awamer tribal flag in a desert area while brandishing rifles, machineguns and rocket-propelled grenade launchers. The men are then seen forming a circle and chanting, as well as shooting their weapons in the air.
The footage also includes an interview with Saleh al-Ameri, a leader of the Awamer clans, in which he declares his tribe’s solidarity with Gulf countries “against any aggression.”

TRANSCRIPT

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Saleh al-Ameri, A leader of the Awamer clans
07:48 – 08:47

“The Awamer tribes have gathered today. We met here in Hawarem in order to discuss what is going on in the country in general. We have expressed our willingness to adopt the position of the area’s tribes – the tribes in Hadramawt province – in order to defend the country against any aggression. In fact, the security of our country is related to the security of entire Yemen as well as neighboring countries. We, the people of Gulf countries, are prepared to fulfil our duty in defending our homeland. You have doubtless seen these gatherings that have come from everywhere to declare that they are united against any aggression or sabotage that could target our country. We are prepared to defend our homeland. Peace be upon you.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Unnamed Tribal Fighter
08:47 – 08:57

The Awamer tribes have convened in the desert. God willing, we shall safeguard the security of the desert against any aggression. We shall push any aggression back, God willing.”

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Clashes and Damage in Mualla Near Aden
North 1, Shaykh Uthman,Yemen
By Amged Sabeeh
07 Apr 2015

Aden, Yemen
April 10, 2015

Video of clashes and aftermath of shelling in the southern Yemeni city of Mualla near Aden.

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Aftermath of Deadly Clashes in South ...
Mukalla
By anisalbareq
06 Apr 2015

Mukalla, Yemen
April 6, 2015

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

Video features the aftermath of clashes between Houthi militias and fighters loyal to President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi in the coastal city of Mukalla, south Yemen. The footage also shows the headquarters of the General People’s Congress (GPC) in flames. The GPC is the political party headed by the Houthis’ ally, ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

The video includes corpses scorched or thrown into the sea.

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Heavy Clashes, Destruction in Mualla ...
Mualla
By Amged Sabeeh
04 Apr 2015

Video of clashes and aftermath of shelling in the southern Yemeni city of Mualla near Aden.

SHOTLIST AND TRANSCRIPT

Travelling of killed child’s funeral procession of a
Moving shot of damaged building

SOUNDBITE (Man, Arabic) Unnamed Resident of Mualla
00:24 – 00:56
“Let the world see. They are bombing unarmed people, who do not have any weapons at all. The world needs to stand with the people who are suffering from injustice. The dignity of people is under attack and women and children are under bombing. The world has to understand that these are war profiteers who need to tried in front of the world. Where is human conscience? They say that people in northern Yemen are our brothers. The war involves the south only. They want to annihilate the people of the south. This is the truth.”

Various of damaged building
Wide of street battle

SOUNDBITE (Man, Arabic) Unnamed Resident of Mualla
01:24 – 01:57

“The Houthis and their allies, as well as the traitor Ali Abdullah Saleh, are bombing inhabited buildings with tanks. We are standing against them with utmost bravery. Our men and women are fighting against them. We will resist them with the help of God. We shall not accept this. Children! They have killed our children! They have killed our children! They destroyed our homes! But we shall remain steadfast, God willing. We will resist them.”

Wide of street battle
Wide/ zoom in of fleeing civilians
Traveling of injured southern separatist fighter being carried into ambulance
Wide of street battle

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Explosion At Houthi Munition Depot in...
Aden, Yemen
By anisalbareq
28 Mar 2015

Close view of an explosion that rocked a munitions depot belonging to Houthi rebels in the southern port city of Aden, in Yemen, on Saturday, March 28th. Unverified reports say that fighters loyal to former President Ali Abdallah Saleh have attacked the installation, located in al-Hadid Mountain in the outskirts of Aden. Reports say that at least 20 Houthi fighters have died in the explosion.

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Explosion in Ammunition Depot Near Aden
Aden
By Dhaifallah Homran
28 Mar 2015

Video shows flames erupting from what is believed to be an ammunition storage facility in Mount al-Hadid, which oversees the southern Yemeni seaport city of Aden. The footage also shows a number of people who were injured in the incident at a hospital.

The depot, which had been held by forces loyal to ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh, an ally of the Houthis, was being looted.

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Aftermath of Night Raids on Houthi St...
Saada
By Dhaifallah Homran
27 Mar 2015

Night shots from the Yemeni city of al-Buqa in the northern province of Saada show the aftermath of an airstrike. The footage features rescue workers searching the rubble of destroyed buildings. Later it shows a victim of the airstrike being carried away via ambulance.

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Aftermath of Air Attacks on Sanaa
Sanaa
By Dhaifallah Homran
26 Mar 2015

March 26, 2015
Sanaa, Yemen

Video shows the aftermath of an airstrike on the residential neighborhood of Bani Hawwat near the international airport of Sanaa. At least one dead body appears buried under the rubble.

A coalition led by Saudi Arabia launched air attacks against Houthi-held locations on March 26 at midnight . According to local sources, at least 10 people were killed and four fighter jets were destroyed in the attacks.

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Militants Loyal to President Hadi Ret...
Aden
By Dhaifallah Homran
26 Mar 2015

March 26, 2015
Aden, Yemen

Video shows fighters loyal to Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi on the outskirts of Aden airport.
Popular Committee militias, which are tribal forces that support Hadi in the ongoing conflict with the Houthis, were able to retake the airport on Thursday, March 26, from the 39th Armored Brigade loyal to ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh, a strong ally of the Houthis.
Hadi's troops are seen confiscating weapons and ammunition from the special forces' military base which was under the control of Houthis and their allies.