Tags / Fag Attan
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.
March 30, 2015
Coalition forces led by Saudi Arabia targeted the mountain of Faj Atan, just south of Sanaa, for the second time on March 30, 2015. This video shows four positions being targeted in Faj Atan during the daytime, a rare occurrence since the beginning of operation Decisive Storm against Houthi rebels.
This area, held by the Houthis, is the site of ammunition depots that are believed to contain ballistic missiles.
March 30, 2015
The Saudi-led coalition carries on its bombing campaign in Yemen, striking a missile silo in Faj Atan just south of Sanaa. After the initial airstrike, widespread flames could be seen for over two hours and were accompanied by violent explosions as the military base continued to burn.
According to reports by the Saudi news channel Al-Arabiya, the Houthi-controlled depot contained ballistic missiles.
The Saudi-led campaign spokesman, Brigadier-General Ahmed Asiri, was quoted by Al-Jazeera on Monday 30 March as saying that coalition forces had also destroyed a ballistic missile as Houthi fighters tried to launch it.