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Incident on 17 March 2017 [+] Download as CSV Print this page

Country: Yemen [+]

Violation types: Violation of international law [+]


This incident took place in 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 11 air strikes hitting civilian boats off the shores of Hudaydah from November 2015 until May 2018, of which 9 were reviewed and 2 investigated by the Group of Experts, approximately 40 fishermen were killed or disappeared. In another incident examined by the Group in which coalition aircraft targeted a boat carrying refugees on 17 March 2017, a total of 32 Somali refugees, including 11 Somali women, and 1 Yemeni civilian were killed, and another 10 persons were reported missing." [+]

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