Incident Summary:

11/22/2016: Assailants shot and killed Colonel Abd-al-Rahim al-Dali'i, an Aden International Airport security official, in Shaykh Uthman, Adan, Yemen. The Adan-Abyan Province of the Islamic State and Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) separately claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Shaykh Uthman

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Abdul Aziz area of the Mansura neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Military of Yemen
Specific Description Aden International Airport Security Colonel: Abd-al-Rahim al-Dali'i
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
A silenced pistol was used in the attack.
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Adan-Abyan Province of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
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"IS militant kills Yemeni Colonel, films shooting on head-cam," Yahoo! India, November 23, 2016.
"Yemen: Security Roundup 2000 GMT 22 November 2016," Summary, November 22, 2016.