Incident Summary:

12/14/2019: Assailants attacked civilians in Al-Musaqarah, Dhamar, Yemen. There were an unknown number of casualties and abductions in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attribute it to the Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah).

GTD ID:
201912140012

When:
2019-12-14

Country:
Yemen

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Dhamar

City:
Al-Musaqarah

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Hada district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Al-Massaqra Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages Unknown
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
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 Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"Sources reveal the secret behind the Houthi attack on the village of Al-Massaqra, "Al-Hada"Sources reveal the secret behind the Houthi attack on the village of Al-Massaqra, "Al-Hada"," Yemen News, December 15, 2019.