Incident Summary:

02/28/2015: Assailants opened fire on a military convoy near Habilayn area, Lahij governorate, Yemen. At least three soldiers were wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed it to the Southern Mobility Movement (Yemen).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Habilayn

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Habilayn area

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Yemeni Army
Specific Description 201st Brigade Convoy
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Southern Mobility Movement (Yemen) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Yemen troops, separatists clash," Nigeria Punch, February 28, 2015.
"Yemen: Open Source Security Highlights 1 March 2015," OSC Summary, February 28, 2015.