Incident Summary:

07/27/2017: Assailants attacked a military base in Mawza district, Taizz, Yemen. At least 20 soldiers were killed in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201707270042

When:
2017-07-27

Country:
Yemen

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Taizz

City:
Mawza district

Location Details:
The incident occurred 40km east of Mukha.

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 Base
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 20 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 20
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
Sources
"Clashes near Yemen's Mokha kill 40 troops, rebels," Zaman al-Wasl, July 30, 2017."
"At least 40 troops, rebels died in Yemen's Mokha fight," MENA English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network), July 30, 2017."