Incident Summary:

12/18/2016: Assailants attacked the air defense brigade in Bir Basha area, Taizz, Yemen. At least 41 assailants and nine soldiers were killed and an unknown number of people were injured in the ensuing clash. Huthi extremists claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201612180011

When:
2016-12-18

Country:
Yemen

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Taizz

City:
Taizz

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Bir Basha area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Military of Yemen
Specific Description Air Defense Brigade Soldiers
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
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
Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 50 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 50
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 41
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"Yemen: Security Roundup 2000 GMT 19 December 2016," Summary, December 19, 2016."
"50 people killed in heavy clashes in Taiz," Gulf News, December 20, 2016."