Incident Summary:

04/27/2017: Assailants fired rockets targeting a military base in Sirwah district, Marib, Yemen. At least eight soldiers were killed and 20 soldiers were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Houthi extremists.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Sirwah district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Military of Yemen
Specific Description Base
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Several Katyusha rockets were 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
Additional Information The victims included Colonel Abdullah al-Rashedi.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 8 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Yemeni commander killed in missile attack by rebel Houthis," Xinhua General News Service, April 27, 2017."
"Eight government soldiers including an officer killed by Houthis Katysha missile in Marib – source," Almasdar Online, April 28, 2017."
"20 members of Houthi militias killed in Yemen’s Medi,", April 29, 2017."