Incident Summary:

07/25/2015: Assailants abducted 120 Huthis from Azariq district, Ad Dali governorate, Yemen. The outcome of the abduction is unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the abduction to the Popular Resistance Committees (Yemen).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Ad Dali

Azariq district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Pro-Saleh Fighters
Nationality of Target Yemen
Target Type: Violent Political Party
Name of Entity Huthis
Specific Description Members
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 120
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) No
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Intra/Inter-group Conflict
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. The attack may have been the result of conflict between rival groups.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Popular Resistance Committees (Yemen) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Yemen: Security Roundup 2000 GMT 25 July 2015," OSC Summary, July 25, 2015.