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Also known as: Firmness Storm| Operation Storm of Resolve| Resolve Storm| operation Asifat al-Hazm [+]

Country: Yemen [+]

Classified as: Air Force  Army  Joint Operation  Military  Navy [+]

Areas of operation



Area of Operation First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Yemen [+] 26 March 2015 [+] 21 April 2015 [+]

Member units

All units that comprise this unit.
Name Country Other Names Classification First Cited Date Last Cited Date
3 Helicopter Squadron [+] Bahrain [+] 3 [+]
3 Squadron [+]
3rd Helicopter Squadron [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
Royal Bahraini Air Force [+] Bahrain [+] Air Force [+]
RBAF [+]
سلاح الجو [+]
سلاح الجو الملكي [+]
سلاح الجو الملكي البحريني [+]
قوات جوية [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
26 March 2015 [+] 21 April 2015 [+]
Royal Guard Special Forces [+] Bahrain [+] Royal Guard Special Force [+] Military [+]
262 Tactical Fighter Wing [+] Egypt [+] 262 Tact Fighter Brigade [+] Air Force [+]
Military [+]
272 Tactical Fighter Wing [+] Egypt [+] 272 [+]
272 TECTICAL FLYWINGS [+]
272 Tact Fighter Brigade [+]
272nd TFB [+]
272nd Tactical Fighter Wing [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
Egyptian Air Force [+] Egypt [+] air force [+] Air Force [+]
Military [+]
26 March 2015 [+] 21 April 2015 [+]
Egyptian Navy [+] Egypt [+] naval force [+]
navy [+]
Military [+]
Navy [+]
26 March 2015 [+] 21 April 2015 [+]
6 Squadron [+] Jordan [+] 6 [+]
6sq [+]
No. 6 Squadron [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
Royal Jordanian Air Force [+] Jordan [+] Al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Malakiya al Urduniya [+]
RJAF [+]
air force [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
26 March 2015 [+] 21 April 2015 [+]
25 Attack Squadron [+] Kuwait [+] 25 Fighter & Attack sq [+]
25 Squadron [+]
Fighter/Ground Attack Squadron [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
41 Transport Squadron [+] Kuwait [+] 41 Squadron [+]
41 Transport [+]
41 Transport sq [+]
Fixed-Wing Transport Squadron [+]
KAF 41 sqn [+]
No. 41 Squadron [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
9 Fighter Squadron [+] Kuwait [+] 9 Fighter & Attack sq [+]
9 Squadron [+]
Fighter/Ground Attack Squadron [+]
No 9 [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
Kuwait Air Force [+] Kuwait [+] Air Force [+]
Al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Kuwaitiya [+]
KAF [+]
Kuwaiti air force [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
26 March 2015 [+] 21 April 2015 [+]
Escadron de Chasse Spark [+] Morocco [+] 'Spark' [+]
Escadrille 'Spark' [+]
escadrille [+]
escadron Spark [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
26 March 2015 [+] 21 April 2015 [+]
Royal Moroccan Air Force [+] Morocco [+] Adwas Ujenna Ageldan [+]
Alkowat al Malakiya al Jawiya [+]
FRA [+]
Forces Royales Air [+]
Forces royales air [+]
RMAF [+]
Royal Maroc Air Force [+]
air force [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
26 March 2015 [+] 21 April 2015 [+]
7 Air Superiority Squadron [+] Qatar [+] 7th Air Superiority Squadron [+]
7th Air Superiority sq [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
Qatar Emiri Air Force [+] Qatar [+] QAEF [+]
Qatar Amiri Air Force [+]
Qatar Emiri Air Force [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
26 March 2015 [+] 21 April 2015 [+]
10 Squadron [+] Saudi Arabia [+] 10 Sqn [+]
10sq [+]
10th Sqn [+]
10th Squadron [+]
10th Squadron RSAF [+]
No10 Squadron [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
13 Squadron [+] Saudi Arabia [+] 13 [+]
13sq [+]
13th Sqn [+]
13th Squadron [+]
13th Squadron RSAF [+]
No. 13 [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
18 Squadron [+] Saudi Arabia [+] 18sq [+]
18th Squadron [+]
No. 18 [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
2 Aviation Brigade [+] Saudi Arabia [+] 2nd Aviation Brigade [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
2 Squadron [+] Saudi Arabia [+] 2nd Sqn [+]
2nd Squadron [+]
2nd Squadron RSAF [+]
2sq [+]
No. 2 [+]
Number 2 [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
23 Squadron [+] Saudi Arabia [+] 23rd Squadron [+]
23sq [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
24 Squadron [+] Saudi Arabia [+] 24sq [+]
24th Sqn [+]
24th Squadron [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
3 Squadron [+] Saudi Arabia [+] 3rd Squadron [+]
3rd Squadron RSAF [+]
3sq [+]
No. 3 [+]
No3 Squadron [+]
Third Squadron [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
34 Squadron [+] Saudi Arabia [+] 34 [+]
34sq [+]
34th Squadron [+]
34th Squadron RSAF [+]
No. 34 [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
4 Squadron [+] Saudi Arabia [+] 4sq [+]
4th Sqn [+]
4th Squadron [+]
No. 4 [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
55 Squadron [+] Saudi Arabia [+] 55sq [+]
55th Sqn [+]
55th Squadron [+]
55th Squadron RSAF [+]
No. 55 [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
6 Squadron [+] Saudi Arabia [+] 6sq [+]
6th Squadron [+]
6th Squadron RSAF [+]
No. 6 [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
60 Squadron [+] Saudi Arabia [+] 60sq [+]
60th Squadron [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
7 Squadron [+] Saudi Arabia [+] 7sq [+]
7th Sqn [+]
7th Squadron RSAF [+]
No. 7 [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
75 Squadron [+] Saudi Arabia [+] 75sq [+]
75th Squadron [+]
75th Squadron RSAF [+]
No. 75 [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
83 Squadron [+] Saudi Arabia [+] 83rd Squadron [+]
83rd Squadron RSAF [+]
83sq [+]
No. 83+C39 [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
92 Squadron [+] Saudi Arabia [+] 92nd Sqn [+]
92nd Squadron [+]
92nd Squadron RSAF [+]
92sq [+]
No. 92 [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
99 Squadron [+] Saudi Arabia [+] 99sq [+]
99th Squadron [+]
99th Squadron RSAF [+]
No. 99 [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
Airborne Brigade [+] Saudi Arabia [+] RSLF Airborne Brigade [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
Special Forces [+]
Eastern Fleet [+] Saudi Arabia [+] RSNF Eastern Fleet [+]
الأسطول الشرقي [+]
Military [+]
Navy [+]
Royal Saudi Air Force [+] Saudi Arabia [+] Air Force [+]
RSAF [+]
Royal Saudi Air Forces [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
26 March 2015 [+] 21 April 2015 [+]
Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command [+] Saudi Arabia [+] Army Aviation Command [+]
RSLAF Aviation Command [+]
Army [+]
Military [+]
Royal Saudi Naval Forces [+] Saudi Arabia [+] Naval Forces [+]
Navy [+]
Navy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia [+]
RSAN [+]
RSN [+]
RSNF [+]
Royal Saudi Navy [+]
Royal Saudi Navy Forces [+]
Saudi Royal Navy Forces [+]
Military [+]
Navy [+]
26 March 2015 [+]
Western Fleet [+] Saudi Arabia [+] RSNF Western Fleet [+]
Western Region Fleet [+]
Military [+]
Navy [+]
Sudan Air Force [+] Sudan [+] Sudanese Air Force [+] Air Force [+]
Military [+]
26 March 2015 [+] 21 April 2015 [+]
1 Shaheen Squadron [+] United Arab Emirates [+] 1 Shaheen Sqn [+]
1 Sqn [+]
1 Squadron [+]
No1 Squadron [+]
Shaheen 1 sq [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
2 Shaheen Squadron [+] United Arab Emirates [+] 2 Shaheen Sqn [+]
Shaheen 2 sq [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
1 April 2015 [+]
3 Shaheen Squadron [+] United Arab Emirates [+] 3 Shaheen Sqn [+]
3rd Fighter Squadron [+]
Shaheen 3 sq [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
United Arab Emirates Air Force and Air Defence Force [+] United Arab Emirates [+] Air Force [+]
Air Force Command [+]
Air Force and Air Defence [+]
Air Forces and Air Defence Command [+]
Emirati air force [+]
UAE AF&AD [+]
UAE Air Force [+]
UAE Air Force and Air Defence Force [+]
UAE Air Forces and Air Defence [+]
UAEAF [+]
United Arab Emirates Air Force [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
26 March 2015 [+] 21 April 2015 [+]
United Arab Emirates Armed Forces [+] United Arab Emirates [+] Emirati armed forces [+]
UAE Armed Forces [+]
UAE military [+]
UDF [+]
Union Defense Force [+]
armed forces of the United Arab Emirates [+]
forces of the United Arab Emirates [+]
القوات المسلحة [+]
القوات المسلحة الإماراتية [+]
قوات الإمارات المسلحة [+]
Air Force [+]
Army [+]
Military [+]
Navy [+]

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Personnel

Table showing personnel linked to this unit in command, administrative and other roles
Name Rank Role Official Title First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Abdurrahman bin Saleh Al-Bunyan [+] Lieutenant General [+] Commander [+] Commander of the Joint Forces [+] 26 March 2015 [+] 21 April 2015 [+]
Fahad bin Turky bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud [+] None Commander of Joint Special Operations [+]
Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz [+] None Commander [+]

Incidents


According to Mwatana for Human Rights: "Despite the statements issued by the Spokesman of the Arab Allied Forces –Brigadier General Ahmed Aseeri- that all precautionary measures were taken to avoid civilian casualties and to ensure the safety and security of all Yemenis, a sizable number of the coalition’ aerial attacks … [+]


According to the Panel of Experts on Yemen: "137. The Panel documented that the coalition had conducted air strikes targeting civilians and civilian objects, in violation of international humanitarian law, including camps for internally displaced persons and refugees; civilian gatherings, including weddings; civilian vehicles, including buses; civilian residential areas; medical … [+]


According to the Panel of Experts on Yemen: "137. The Panel documented that the coalition had conducted air strikes targeting civilians and civilian objects, in violation of international humanitarian law, including camps for internally displaced persons and refugees; civilian gatherings, including weddings; civilian vehicles, including buses; civilian residential areas; medical … [+]


According to the Panel of Experts on Yemen: "137. The Panel documented that the coalition had conducted air strikes targeting civilians and civilian objects, in violation of international humanitarian law, including camps for internally displaced persons and refugees; civilian gatherings, including weddings; civilian vehicles, including buses; civilian residential areas; medical … [+]


According to Amnesty International: "Several workers of the al-Nasser food supermarket were injured when the store was destroyed by three airstrikes on and around it one evening in early April, neighbours and witnesses told Amnesty International. One of them told researchers: “There was no reason to bomb this place. This … [+]


According to Mwatana for Human Rights: "Saudi-Emirati-led coalition aircraft carried out one airstrike on the health unit in Khamis Marran, Haidan district, completely destroying the facility." [+]


According to Mwatana for Human Rights: "Despite the statements issued by the Spokesman of the Arab Allied Forces –Brigadier General Ahmed Aseeri- that all precautionary measures were taken to avoid civilian casualties and to ensure the safety and security of all Yemenis, a sizable number of the coalition’ aerial attacks … [+]


According to Human Rights Watch: "Unlawful Airstrikes [...] Human Rights Watch investigated several coalition aerial attacks in Saada City that appeared to be in violation of the laws of war. On the basis of information from relatives, witnesses, medical staff, and local Houthi authorities Human Rights Watch compiled the names … [+]


According to Amnesty International: "Two airstrikes against the home of the Sha’lan family and a neighbouring qat farm in the village at around 2PM on 6 April killed three children and two women and injured six others (two children, two women, two men)." [+]


According to Human Rights Watch: "Unlawful Airstrikes [...] Human Rights Watch investigated several coalition aerial attacks in Saada City that appeared to be in violation of the laws of war. On the basis of information from relatives, witnesses, medical staff, and local Houthi authorities Human Rights Watch compiled the names … [+]


According to Human Rights Watch: "Cases of Unlawful Airstrikes [...] On April 11, 2015 at about 11:45 a.m., a coalition aircraft dropped two bombs near the office of the Ministry of Education in Amran, a town under Houthi control 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of Sanaa. One bomb hit a … [+]


According to Amnesty International: "VIOLATIONS OF INTERNATIOAL LAW: HUNDREDS OF CIVILIANS KILLED IN COALITION AIRSTRIKES [...] Since 25 March 2015, thousands of airstrikes by Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces have killed hundreds of civilians all over Yemen. The eight strikes investigated by Amnesty International for this briefing killed at least 141 … [+]


According to Human Rights Watch: "Unlawful Airstrikes [...] Human Rights Watch investigated several coalition aerial attacks in Saada City that appeared to be in violation of the laws of war. On the basis of information from relatives, witnesses, medical staff, and local Houthi authorities Human Rights Watch compiled the names … [+]


According to Human Rights Watch: "Unlawful Airstrikes [...] Human Rights Watch investigated several coalition aerial attacks in Saada City that appeared to be in violation of the laws of war. On the basis of information from relatives, witnesses, medical staff, and local Houthi authorities Human Rights Watch compiled the names … [+]


According to Human Rights Watch: "Unlawful Airstrikes [...] Human Rights Watch investigated several coalition aerial attacks in Saada City that appeared to be in violation of the laws of war. On the basis of information from relatives, witnesses, medical staff, and local Houthi authorities Human Rights Watch compiled the names … [+]


According to Human Rights Watch: "Unlawful Airstrikes [...] Human Rights Watch investigated several coalition aerial attacks in Saada City that appeared to be in violation of the laws of war. On the basis of information from relatives, witnesses, medical staff, and local Houthi authorities Human Rights Watch compiled the names … [+]


According to Human Rights Watch: "Unlawful Airstrikes [...] Human Rights Watch investigated several coalition aerial attacks in Saada City that appeared to be in violation of the laws of war. On the basis of information from relatives, witnesses, medical staff, and local Houthi authorities Human Rights Watch compiled the names … [+]


According to Mwatana for Human Rights: "Despite the statements issued by the Spokesman of the Arab Allied Forces –Brigadier General Ahmed Aseeri- that all precautionary measures were taken to avoid civilian casualties and to ensure the safety and security of all Yemenis, a sizable number of the coalition’ aerial attacks … [+]


According to Mwatana for Human Rights: "Despite the statements issued by the Spokesman of the Arab Allied Forces –Brigadier General Ahmed Aseeri- that all precautionary measures were taken to avoid civilian casualties and to ensure the safety and security of all Yemenis, a sizable number of the coalition’ aerial attacks … [+]


According to Amnesty International: "A coalition airstrike on a warehouse of the humanitarian organization Oxfam, on 19 April, sent shrapnel flying into the home of Safia Hamuda Mohammed, a widow who lives nearby with her four daughters in a small tin-roofed dwelling. Safia told Amnesty International: “Everything shook and pieces … [+]


According to the Panel of Experts on Yemen: "137. The Panel documented that the coalition had conducted air strikes targeting civilians and civilian objects, in violation of international humanitarian law, including camps for internally displaced persons and refugees; civilian gatherings, including weddings; civilian vehicles, including buses; civilian residential areas; medical … [+]

Sources

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Publication Date Publisher Publication Title Access Date Archive Link
09 December 2016 Center for Strategic and International Studies The Bahrain Defence Force: The Monarchy’s Second-to-Last Line of Defense 11 November 2020
11 September 2015 Ahram Online There are no Egyptian ground troops in Yemen: Saudi-led coalition spokesman 12 February 2021
22 August 2016 Ahram Online Egypt's Sisi tackles foreign policy issues in lengthy interview 12 February 2021
26 March 2015 Ahram Online Egypt navy and air force taking part in military intervention in Yemen: Presidency 12 February 2021
26 March 2015 Al Arabiya News Egypt, Pakistan join military campaign against Houthis 09 February 2021
21 April 2015 Al Arabiya News ‘Op Decisive Storm’ ends in Yemen 19 May 2019
26 March 2015 Al Arabiya News Your guide to ‘Operation Decisive Storm’ 19 May 2019
26 March 2015 Al Arabiya News The 'Decisive Storm' Coalition 09 February 2021
27 April 2015 Emirates News Agency Mohamed bin Zayed inspects UAE forces in the Arab coalition, Hope Restoration Operation - Final add 27 June 2019
31 May 2018 Emirates News Agency Commander of Joint Forces visits military units in Yemen 27 June 2019
18 July 2018 Emirates News Agency Yemeni President praises efforts and sacrifices of Arab alliance for his country 27 June 2019
23 November 2020 Emirates News Agency Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets Mike Pompeo 03 December 2020
11 August 2015 Washington Institute for Near East Policy The Saudi-UAE War Effort in Yemen (Part 2): The Air Campaign 13 May 2019
2009 Center for Strategic and International Studies Saudi Arabia : national security in a troubled region 23 September 2018
June 2015 Key Publishing Ltd AirForces Monthly (June 2015 #327) 07 October 2019
August 2016 Key Publishing Ltd AirForces Monthly (August 2016 #341) 25 October 2019
November 2017 Key Publishing Ltd AirForces Monthly (November 2017 #356) 16 August 2019
September 2017 Key Publishing Ltd AirForces Monthly (September 2017 #354) 02 October 2019
16 April 2015 أخبار 24 "عسيري" يكشف عن قائد "عاصفة الحزم".. ويؤكد: التدخل البري لم يحن موعده (فيديو) 18 February 2021
16 July 2017 Al Arab فهد بن تركي أمير مقاتل تعرفه جبهات اليمن 01 March 2021
24 February 2017 Associated Press Website: A Jordanian F-16 jet crashed in Saudi Arabia 12 February 2021
15 March 2015 Al Arabiya News Saudi deploys advanced fighter jets in Yemen 07 October 2020
12 May 2015 Le360 EXCLUSIF. COMMENT LE F16 MAROCAIN A ÉTÉ ABATTU 10 February 2021
26 February 2017 Gulf News Kuwait fighter jets conducted 3,000 sorties in Yemen 27 February 2021
15 December 2015 Mwatana for Human Rights Blind Air Strikes 09 October 2019
March 2020 Mwatana for Human Rights, Physicians for Human Rights "I ripped the IV out and started running" - Attacks on Health Care in Yemen - March 2020 04 April 2022
17 August 2018 United Nations Situation of human rights in Yemen, including violations and abuses since September 2014 (A/HRC/39/43) 19 July 2019
Scramble CURRENT AIRFORCE: KUWAIT (MIDDLE EAST) 05 November 2021
CURRENT AIRFORCE: SAUDI ARABIA (MIDDLE EAST) 21 February 2022
16 September 2018 The Royal Saudi Air Force Has Prepared A Series Of Special Color Jets For The Kingdom’s 88th National Day Celebrations 15 April 2022
25 March 2017 @MbKS15 Stunning photos showing the Royal #Saudi Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon performing combat missions during Operation #RestoreHope 06 December 2021
25 January 2019 United Nations Letter dated 25 January 2019 from the Panel of Experts on Yemen addressed to the President of the Security Council. (S/2019/83) 29 April 2019
28 September 2020 United Nations Situation of human rights in Yemen, including violations and abuses since September 2014 (A/HRC/45/6) 04 December 2020
27 January 2017 United Nations Letter dated 27 January 2017 from the Panel of Experts on Yemen addressed to the President of the Security Council. (S/2018/193) 04 October 2019
18 August 2015 Amnesty International Nowhere safe for civilians': Airstrikes and ground attacks in Yemen (Index MDE 31/2291/2015) 19 January 2021
07 October 2015 Amnesty International BOMBS FALL FROM THE SKY DAY AND NIGHT': CIVILIANS UNDER FIRE IN NORTHERN YEMEN 21 January 2021
02 July 2015 Amnesty International Yemen: Airstrike and weapon analysis shows Saudi Arabia-led forces killed scores of civilians 16 March 2022
14 September 2018 Arabian Aerospace Bahrain's Blockbusters 13 July 2020
03 April 2019 Arabian Aerospace Battle-weary Bahrain looks to upgrade forces 12 July 2020
21 January 2016 Arabian Aerospace Kuwaiti Typhoon contract still not signed 06 November 2019
10 April 2018 Arabian Aerospace The power of two 06 November 2019
29 May 2019 Arabian Aerospace What's that buzz? 06 November 2019
15 May 2018 Arab News FaceOf: Prince Fahad bin Turki bin Abdul Aziz, commander of the joint forces of the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen 25 February 2021
09 December 2016 BBC Yemen conflict: The view from the Saudi side 26 April 2021
c-130.net Airframe Details for C-130 #5746 05 November 2021
c-130.net Kuwait Air Force C-130s 30 January 2022
c-130.net Royal Saudi Air Force C-130s 30 January 2022
23 April 2015 American Enterprise Institute 2015 Saudi-led Intervention in Yemen: Order of Battle 26 April 2019
09 May 2019 Defence IQ Sudan Air Chief talks future acquisitions and domestic developments 11 February 2021
F-16.net Current active F-16 airframes assigned to UAEAF 1 sqn 05 November 2021
F-16.net Current active F-16 airframes assigned to UAEAF 2 sqn 05 November 2021
F-16.net Egyptian Air Force F-16s 31 January 2022
F-16.net Egyptian Air Force F-16s 31 January 2022
F-16.net Egyptian Air Force F-16s 31 January 2022
F-16.net United Arab Emirates Air Force F-16s 17 February 2022
F-16.net United Arab Emirates Air Force F-16s 17 February 2022
F-16.net United Arab Emirates Air Force F-16s 17 February 2022
F-16.net United Arab Emirates Air Force F-16s 17 February 2022
F-16.net EAF F-16C block 40 #9968 from 272 TFB is parked on the flightline at a Saudi airbase taking part in the action above Yemen in May of 2015. [F-16.net photo] 02 March 2022
30 June 2015 Human Rights Watch Targeting Saada: Unlawful Coalition Airstrikes on Saada City in Yemen 09 October 2019
26 November 2015 Human Rights Watch “What Military Target Was in My Brother’s House”: Unlawful Coalition Airstrikes in Yemen 27 January 2021
12 May 2016 King Abdulaziz University KAU Delegation visits military forces stationed on the southern border in Najran 18 February 2021
26 April 2015 Kuwait News Agency Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, Saudi Defense Min. discuss Yemen's conditions 18 May 2019
23 January 2017 Middle East Observer Egypt renews mission of its troops in the Red Sea and Bab AL-Mandab 09 February 2021