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Incident on 31 March 2015 [+] Print this page

Location: Yemany Dairy and Beverage factory [+]

Country: Yemen [+]

Violation types: Violation of international humanitarian law [+]


This incident took place in Yemany Dairy and Beverage factory, Yemen [+]


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 facilities; schools; mosques; markets, factories and food storage warehouses; and other essential civilian infrastructure, such as the airport in Sana ’a, the port in Hudaydah and domestic transit routes (see annexes 52, 54 and 61). 138. The Panel documented 119 coalition sorties relating to violations of international humanitarian law. Many attacks involved multiple air strikes on multiple civilian objects. Of the 119 sorties, the Panel identified 146 targeted objects(see annex 47). [...] Also on Monday, 31 March 2015, the Coalition conducted airstrikes upon a dairy factory in Yemen, killing at least 31 civilians and wounding a further 11. The Yemany Dairy and Beverage factory is located outside Yemen's Red Sea port of Hodaida. The Yemany Dairy and Beverage factory was a multi-building compound, located approximately 7 kilometers outside of the Red Sea coast.” [+]

Perpetrator units

Name Other Names Classification
Operation Decisive Storm [+] Firmness Storm
Operation Storm of Resolve
Resolve Storm
operation Asifat al-Hazm
Air Force [+]
Army [+]
Joint Operation [+]
Military [+]
Navy [+]


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Publication Date Publisher Publication Title Access Date Archive Link
26 January 2016 United Nations Letter dated 22 January 2016 from the Panel of Experts on Yemen established pursuant to Security Council resolution 2140 (2014) addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2018/192) 08 October 2019