Yemeni Civil War (2015-)

The Yemeni Civil War is an ongoing conflict that began in 2015 between two factions claiming to constitute the Yemeni government, along with their supporters and allies. Houthi forces controlling the capital Sana'a and allied with forces loyal to the former president Ali Abdullah Saleh have clashed with forces loyal to the government of Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, based in Aden. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have also carried out attacks, with AQAP controlling swaths of territory in the hinterlands, and along stretches of the coast.

On 21 March, after taking over Sana'a and the Yemeni government, the Houthi-led Supreme Revolutionary Committee declared a general mobilization to overthrow Hadi and further their control by driving into southern provinces. The Houthi offensive, allied with military forces loyal to Saleh, began on the next day with fighting in Lahj governorate. By 25 March, Lahij fell to the Houthis and they reached the outskirts of Aden, the seat of power for Hadi's government; Hadi fled the country the same day. Concurrently, a coalition led by Saudi Arabia launched military operations by using airstrikes to restore the former Yemeni government and the United States provided intelligence and logistical support for the campaign. According to the UN, from March 2015 to August 2016, over 10,000 people have been killed in Yemen, including 3,799 civilians.

Hygiene Promotion And Kit Distribution; Al Dhalee, Yemen, May 2016

Hygiene Promotion And Kit Distribution; Al Dhalee, Yemen, May 2016

Taken on: 2016-05-21
Source: reema mouhammed/Twitter

ISIS Suicide Attack on Al Qasr Hotel; Aden, Yemen, Oct 2015

ISIS Suicide Attack on Al Qasr Hotel; Aden, Yemen, Oct 2015

Taken on: 2015-10-06
Source: RamiAlLolah/twitter

Saudi led Coalition Air-Strike on Indian Fuel Smuggling Ship; Hodeidah, Yemen, Sept 2015

Saudi led Coalition Air-Strike on Indian Fuel Smuggling Ship; Hodeidah, Yemen, Sept 2015

Taken on: 2015-09-01
Source: Thomasvanlinge/twitter

Anti-Houthi Popular Resistance Committees Capture Al-Sadreen Military Camp; Dhale, Yemen, Aug 2015

Anti-Houthi Popular Resistance Committees Capture Al-Sadreen Military Camp; Dhale, Yemen, Aug 2015

Taken on: 2015-08-08
Source: archicivilians/twitter

Popular Resistance Committee Attack on Houthi Forces; Ibb, Yemen, July 2015

Popular Resistance Committee Attack on Houthi Forces; Ibb, Yemen, July 2015

Taken on: 2015-07-20
Source: arabiannofelix/twitter

Yemeni Government Aligned Popular Resistance Committees Advance Against Houthi Forces; Aden, Yemen,

Yemeni Government Aligned Popular Resistance Committees Advance Against Houthi Forces; Aden, Yemen,

Taken on: 2015-07-14
Source: archicivilians/twitter

Houthi Tank Overlooking Taiz City from Al-Kashar Village on Al-Sabr Mount; Yemen, July 2015

Houthi Tank Overlooking Taiz City from Al-Kashar Village on Al-Sabr Mount; Yemen, July 2015

Taken on: 2015-07-12
Source: archicivilians/twitter

Anti-Houthi Fighters Tank Patrol; Taiz, Yemen, July 2015

Anti-Houthi Fighters Tank Patrol; Taiz, Yemen, July 2015

Taken on: 2015-07-11
Source: beyondthelevant/twitter

Alleged Saudi Spies Captured in Mukalla, Yemen; June 2015

Alleged Saudi Spies Captured in Mukalla, Yemen; June 2015

Exact date taken unknown
Source: Saeed Al-Batati/Twitter

Pro-Houthi Rally in Sana'a, Yemen; June  2015

Pro-Houthi Rally in Sana'a, Yemen; June 2015

Taken on: 2015-06-14
Source: Sherine Tadros/Twitter

Garbage Piling up on the Streets of Sana'a, Yemen; June 2015

Garbage Piling up on the Streets of Sana'a, Yemen; June 2015

Taken on: 2015-06-14
Source: Zein Ja'far/Twitter

Petrol queues in Sana'a stretch for 5 KM; Yemen, June 2015

Petrol queues in Sana'a stretch for 5 KM; Yemen, June 2015

Taken on: 2015-06-13
Source: Sherine Tadros/Twitter

House Destroyed in Saudi Airstrike; South of Sanaa, Yemen, Jun 2015

House Destroyed in Saudi Airstrike; South of Sanaa, Yemen, Jun 2015

Taken on: 2015-06-13
Source: Ibrahem Qasim

Houthi Propaganda Poster Invoking the Martyrdom of Imam Hussein; Sana'a, Yemen, May 2015

Houthi Propaganda Poster Invoking the Martyrdom of Imam Hussein; Sana'a, Yemen, May 2015

Taken on: 2015-05-28
Source: abdulkader alguneid/Twitter

South Yemen Movement Parade in Aden, Yemen; May 2015

South Yemen Movement Parade in Aden, Yemen; May 2015

Taken on: 2015-05-24
Source: هاني مسهور/Twitter

Aftermath of Shelling by Houthi and Former President Saleh Forces;Taiz, Yemen, May 2015

Aftermath of Shelling by Houthi and Former President Saleh Forces;Taiz, Yemen, May 2015

Taken on: 2015-05-15
Source: Mohammed al-Qadhi/Twitter

Shopping Center Destroyed - Operation Decisive Storm, Sanaa Yemen, Apr 2015

Shopping Center Destroyed - Operation Decisive Storm, Sanaa Yemen, Apr 2015

Taken on: 2015-04-21
Source: Mr Ibrahem/Wikipedia

Bomb Explosion - Operation Decisive Storm, Sanaa Yemen, Apr 2015

Bomb Explosion - Operation Decisive Storm, Sanaa Yemen, Apr 2015

Taken on: 2015-04-20
Source: Marwan AlQaddi/Thomas Van Linge

Khaled Batarfi Senior Member of AQAP in the Presidential Palace in Mukalla, Yemen; April 2015

Khaled Batarfi Senior Member of AQAP in the Presidential Palace in Mukalla, Yemen; April 2015

Exact date taken unknown
Source: Saeed Al-Batati/Twitter

Reinforcements from Yemen's General People's Committee on the Road to Lahij, Lahij - Yemen, Mar 2015

Reinforcements from Yemen's General People's Committee on the Road to Lahij, Lahij - Yemen, Mar 2015

Taken on: 2015-03-23
Source: Aden Al Ghad/Archicivilians

Saudi Airstrike in Attan, Yemen, June 2015

Saudi Airstrike in Attan, Yemen, June 2015

Exact date taken unknown
Source: Hisham Al-Omeisy/Twitter

Night Time Airstrike Explosion; Attan, Yemen, 2015

Night Time Airstrike Explosion; Attan, Yemen, 2015

Exact date taken unknown
Source: Hisham Al-Omeisy/Twitter

Saudi Airstrikes in Attan, Yemen; May-June 2015

Saudi Airstrikes in Attan, Yemen; May-June 2015

Exact date taken unknown
Source: Hisham Al-Omeisy/Twitter

Saudi Airstrike Aftermath; Sana'a Yemen, 2015

Saudi Airstrike Aftermath; Sana'a Yemen, 2015

Exact date taken unknown
Source: Hisham Al-Omeisy/Twitter

Houthi Child Soldier in Yemen, 2015

Houthi Child Soldier in Yemen, 2015

Exact date taken unknown
Source: Mally/Twitter

Destroyed Mall in Aden, Yemen; May 2015

Destroyed Mall in Aden, Yemen; May 2015

Exact date taken unknown
Source: Nisma Alozebi/Twitter

Dhamar University Destroyed by Saudi Airstrikes; Dhamar, Yemen, 2015

Dhamar University Destroyed by Saudi Airstrikes; Dhamar, Yemen, 2015

Exact date taken unknown
Source: Fatik al-Rodaini/Twitter

Houthi Pro-Assad Billboard; Sana'a, Yemen, April 2016

Houthi Pro-Assad Billboard; Sana'a, Yemen, April 2016

Exact date taken unknown
Source: Basem Alabsi/Twitter