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Incident on 23 August 2017 [+] Download as CSV Print this page

Location: Bayt Athri area, Sana'a Governorate [+]

Country: Yemen [+]

Violation types: Violation of international law [+]


This incident took place in Bayt Athri area, Sana'a Governorate, Yemen [+]


According to Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen: "Violations of international law [...] Coalition air strikes have caused most of the documented civilian casualties. In the past three years, such air strikes have hit residential areas, markets, funerals, weddings, detention facilities, civilian boats and even medical facilities. [...] In 29 incidents, the Group of Experts reviewed air strikes hitting public spaces, including attacks on targets in densely populated areas that killed more than 300 civilians. The Group investigated two incidents where air strikes hit hotels. The 23 August 2017 air strike in the Bayt Athri area of the Arhab district, Sana’a Governorate, and the 1 November 2017 air strikes that hit a hotel in Al Layl market in Sa’dah Governorate combined killed more than 50 male civilians and injured another 50. In each case, at least 12 boys were among the casualties." [+]

Perpetrator units

Name Other Names Classification
Operation Restoring Hope [+] Arab Coalition
Arab Coalition Forces
Arab Coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen
coalition forces
Gulf Arab coalition
Hope Restoration Operation
Joint Forces
Operation Renewal of Hope
operations Renewal of Hope
Operation Storm of Resolve
Saudi-led Arab Coalition
Saudi-led Coalition
Air Force [+]
Army [+]
Joint Operation [+]
Military [+]
Navy [+]


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Publication Date Publisher Title Access Date Archive Link
17 August 2018 United Nations Situation of human rights in Yemen, including violations and abuses since September 2014 (A/HRC/39/43) 07 October 2019