Incident Summary:

12/30/2015: Assailants opened fire on the motorcade of Ahmed al-Idrisi in Mansura neighborhood, Shaykh Uthman city, Adan governorate, Yemen. At least five people, including Al-Idrisi, a Southern Mobility Movement (SMM) senior commander, were killed in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Shaykh Uthman

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Mansura neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Southern Mobility Movement (SMM)
Specific Description Motorcade of Senior Commander: Ahmed al-Idrisi
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
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) No
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Intra/Inter-group Conflict
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here. 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Yemen: Security Roundup 2000 GMT 31 December 2015," OSC Summary, December 31, 2015.
"Gunmen kill senior militia leader in Yemen's Aden: residents," Yahoo! Canada, December 31, 2015.
"Gunmen kill senior militia leader in Yemen," Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, December 31, 2015.