Incident Summary:

12/29/2019: Assailants fired a missile targeting a military parade in Dali, Ad Dali, Yemen. At least seven people, including Security Belt forces and civilians, were killed and another 25 people were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Ad Dali


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the soccer stadium.

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 Parade
Nationality of Target Yemen
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Yemen
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Hizam Brigade
Specific Description Parade
Nationality of Target Yemen
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
A ballistic missile was 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 3
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 25 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 25
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Yemen: Houthis blamed for attack on military parade," BBC, December 29, 2019.
"Missile Strikes Military Parade in Yemen, Killing at Least 10," New York Times, December 29, 2019.
"Spokesman for the Al-Dhale axis reveals to "Newsyemen" the final statistics of the victims of the missile attack - video," Yemen News, December 29, 2019.