Timeline of the Yemeni Civil War (2015–present)

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The following is a timeline of the Yemeni Civil War (2015–present), which began in March 2015 and is ongoing.

2015[edit]

2016[edit]

2017[edit]

  • 23 January: Pro-Hadi forces seize the port of Mokha from the Houthis. Mokha had been under Houthi control since Nov. 2014.[20]
  • 29 January: The Raid on Yakla occurs.
  • 18 April: A Saudi Black Hawk helicopter was shot down killing 12 soldiers. Houthis claim to have shot it down.[21]
  • 23 May 2017: The Raid on Al Hathla occurs.
  • 4 November: A ballistic missile fired by the Houthis was intercepted over King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.[22] It was reportedly a Volcano H-2 missile though the US said it was an Iranian Qiam 1.[23]
  • 28 November: Battle of Sana'a erupts in the capital between pro-Saleh and Houthi forces.
  • 4 December: The Battle of Sana'a (2017) ends. Saleh is shot and killed by Houthi forces outside Sana’a.
  • 6 December: The Al Hudaydah offensive begins.
  • 7 December: Pro-Hadi forces seize the Al-Khoukha district, an area on the Red sea coast [24]

2018[edit]

  • 22 April: Airstrike occurs in Hajjah Governorate. The attack left between 33, 43 and 55 deaths.
  • 30 April: The United Arab Emirates take over the island of Socotra.
  • 3 June: The Vos Theia, a vessel charted by the World Food Programme to deliver aid, was attacked by a skiff off the coast of Al-Hudaydah, after having delivered supplies to the city.[39][40]
  • 13 June: The Battle of Al Hudaydah begins.
  • 3 July: Saudi warplanes bomb a wedding party in Saada Governorate, killing at least eight people.[41]
  • 6 July: A suspect U.S. drone strike kills seven alleged al-Qaeda militants in Shabwah Governorate.[42]
  • 18 July: The Houthis claim one of their drones attacked a Saudi Aramco facility near Riyadh, causing some damage.[43]
  • 25 July: Houthis militants attacked two Saudi National Shipping Corp very large crude carriers in the Red Sea, prompting Saudi Arabia to temporarily suspend shipping crude oil through Bab el-Mandeb.[44]
  • 26 July: Houthi drones attack Abu Dhabi International Airport, causing minor damage.[45]
  • 30 July: James Dorsey, is a senior fellow at Singapore Rajaratnam School of International Studies he said, “The Houthis are trying to provoke a situation where there’s a great effort to negotiate an end to the war in Yemen,” “The Saudis are trying to create a situation in which the U.S. would in one form or another significantly step up support so that they can claim military victory".[46]
  • 1 August – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns that Iran will block Bab al-Mandeb strait route at Red Sea he said, "If Iran will try to block the straits of Bab al-Mandeb, I am certain that it will find itself confronting an international coalition that will be determined to prevent this, and this coalition will also include all of Israel's military branches".[47]
  • August 9: A Saudi airstrike hit a bus in the Dahyan air strike, Sa'dah, reportedly killing dozens of children.[48]
  • October 13 / 14 – War plane from Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates bombing Hodeidah. The attack left 17 people dead and another 20 were injured.[49]

2019[edit]

  • January 10: Anad base drone strike by Houthis kills the head of Yemeni military intelligence
  • May 14: Houthi drones attack two oil pumping stations inside Saudi Arabia, damaging a pipeline between Eastern Province and Yanbu on the Red Sea.[50]

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