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Incident on 26 December 2017 [+] Download as CSV Print this page

Location: Mahsees Market [+]

Country: Yemen [+]

Violation types: Violation of international law [+]

Location


This incident took place in Mahsees Market, Yemen [+]

Description


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. [...] The Group of Experts has also reviewed 11 incidents where air strikes hit marketplaces. In a particularly egregious case, on 15 March 2016, coalition air strikes on Khamees market in the Mastaba district of the Hajjah Governorate killed more than 100 civilians, including 25 children. Since the establishment of the Group’s mandate, at least five markets have been struck. The Group investigated the 26 December 2017 air strikes on the Mahsees Market in Ta’izz Governorate, which killed at least 36 male civilians and injured another 46." [+]

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 [+]

Sources

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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