Tags / Decisive Storm
April 22, 2015
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
Video shows a military truck on fire and the corpses of killed Houthi fighters in the central Yemeni city of Taiz. This vehicle was targeted by an airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led military coalition.
Airstrikes were resumed after Saudi Arabia declared they would be stopped. The headquarters of the Yemeni Army’s 35th Armored Brigade, controlled by the Houthis, was among the targets hit by airstrikes’ in Taiz today.
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.
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."
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.
Most houses in the vicinity of the Faj Attan base were severely damaged during airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition.
A large pillar of smoke resulting from airstrikes on the Faj Attan base is seen from about 5 km away.
People carry an injured civilian into a hospital following airstrikes against Faj Attan military base.
Even buildings that were relatively distant from the targeted base in Fah Attan were damaged in the airstrikes.
This car was parked in a queue at a petrol station near Faj Attan military base when shrapnel landed on it.
People gather to inspect this car, which was destroyed while parked in a queue at a petrol station near Faj Attan military base.
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.
Bystanders inspect civilian cars that were severely damaged in the bombing of the nearby base of Faj Attan.
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.
These fragments, believed to be from ammunition stored in Faj Attan base, landed in a civilian neighbor several kilometers away.
Several residential buildings near the targeted base in Faj Attan, in the outskirts of Sanaa were severely damage in the bombing.
This family was forced to leave its home, which was severely damaged during the bombing of the nearby military of Faj Attan.
Stores such as the one that appears in this photo were damaged by large bomb shrapnel.
A man drives a car that has been severely damaged during airstrikes on a military base in Faj Attan near Sanaa.
A house damaged by the airstrikes that targeted the nearby Faj Atan base outside Sanaa appears in this photo.
Glass inside this house was shattered by the airstrikes that targeted the nearby military base in Faj Attan outside Sanaa.
Shattered glass covers the floor in this house near the military in Faj Attan outside Sanaa.
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.
A football stadium was damaged in airstrikes that targeted the nearby base of Faj Attan outside Sanaa.
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.
Ibb Province, Yemen
April 8, 2015
Scores of anti-Houthi protesters rallied in various cities of the central Yemeni province of Ibb in support of the Saudi-led operation Decisive Storm, despite the heavy presence of pro-Houthi security province. Video shows demonstrations in various locations and interviews with two protesters who voice their defiance of the Houthis.
Banners signed by the anti-Houthi Refusal Movement carried the inscription: “Ibb is not a prison. Freedom for the kidnapped.” Other banners that surfaced in one of the demonstrations featured the portraits of several people along with the inscription: “Freedom for the kidnapped by the head of security and Houthi militias.”
Other protestors also chanted: “We shall sacrifice our souls and blood for you, Aden,” while carrying banners that read: “Aden is the city of peace; do not kill it.”
SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Unnamed anti-Houthi Protester
“Political activists have not been able to do anything. We will stand against them, even if they bomb us with chemical weapons. We will resist both Ali Abdulllah Saleh and the infidel Houthis.”
SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Unnamed anti-Houthi Protester
“Interviewer: What is your message to those who have been kidnapped by the Houthis? “Protester: Our message is that they [Houthis] will not be able to do anything. They [the kidnapped] shall be freed. You are heroes.”
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.
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.
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.
March 27, 2015
00:00 - 01:40
External footage shot on March 27, 2015 of liquefied natural gas plant run in Shebwa
01:41 - 01:59
Archival footage of offices inside's Shebwa's liquefied natural gas plant
B-roll footage of liquefied natural gas plant co-owned by transnational oil giant Total in the province of Shabwa. Though its headquarters in Sanaa have been closed for the time being, the company released a statement saying the Saudi-led bombing campaign has not prevented it from continuing its refining operations.
In early 2015, Houthi militants seized control of the Yemeni capital Sanaa and headed south to the port town of Aden, where President Hadi was hiding. This prompted a Saudi-led coalition to begin a bombing campaign in Yemen.
March 26, 2015
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.
March 25, 2015
Video shows residents of Aden looting the presidential palace in that city, where Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi had been holed up after fleeing the capital Sanaa in February. By the morning of 25 March, reports indicated that President Hadi had fled the Aden palace to an unknown location.
Saudi Arabia, with the support of several other Arab countries and Pakistan, launched a military operation called Decisive Storm with the aim of bombing Houthi positions in Yemen in response to calls from President Hadi to stop the Houthis' advance.