Incident Summary:

08/15/2019: Assailants opened fire and killed a soldier in Shaykh Uthman, Adan, Yemen. The Aban-Abyan Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident; however, authorities questioned the validity of this claim.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Shaykh Uthman

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Mansura neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Military of Yemen
Specific Description Soldier: Ramsees
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 (suspected) 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 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
"Suspected IS gunmen shoot soldier in Yemen's Aden dead," Al-Masdar Online website, August 16, 2019.
"The assassination of a soldier in the counter-terrorist forces after a post attributed to ISIS adopts the operation," Almasdar Online, August 16, 2019.
"Terrorism Digest: 16-17 Aug 19," BBC Monitoring, August 17, 2019.