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
"At least 40 troops, rebels died in Yemen's Mokha fight," MENA English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network), July 30, 2017."
"Clashes near Yemen's Mokha kill 40 troops, rebels," Zaman al-Wasl, July 30, 2017."