2015 in Yemen

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Flag of Yemen.svg
2015
in
Yemen

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened in 2015 in Yemen.

Incumbents

Events

January

  • January 1 - The death toll of the suicide bombing in Ibb that occurred on December 31 rises to 49 with the injury count rising to 70.[1]
  • January 4 - A bombing at a local Houthi movement headquarters in Dhamar Governorate kills five people and wounds 25.[2]
  • January 7 - A car bomb explodes outside a police college in Sana'a with at least 38 people reported dead and more than 50 wounded.[3]
  • January 17 - Gunmen abduct the chief of staff to Yemen's president in the center of the capital, Sana'a. It is uncertain if Shiite Houthi rebels or al-Qaeda militants kidnapped Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak.[4]
  • January 19 - Houthi insurgency in Yemen
    • Clashes in Sana'a leave at least nine dead and 67 injured.[5]
    • Houthi rebels seize the official Saba News Agency and surround the residence of the Prime Minister.[6]
  • January 20 - Houthi rebels take over the residence of the President amidst calls by the rebel leader for negotiations to adjust the country's power structure.[7]
  • January 22 - President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi, Prime Minister Khaled Bahah, and the Yemeni cabinet resign.[8]
  • January 29 - Houthi rebels seize a Yemeni military base south of the capital, Sana'a, where U.S. military advisers once trained Yemeni counterterrorism forces to fight al-Qaeda in the south of the country. The captured base was reportedly manned by forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.[9]

February

  • February 6 - Houthi rebels take control in Yemen and dissolve the parliament.[10]
  • February 12 - Fighters from the Al-Qaeda affiliated Ansar al-Sharia take control of an army base in southern Yemen.[11]
  • February 14 - The United Arab Emirates suspends its embassy operations in Yemen due to security concerns surrounding the recent Shiite Houthi rebel take over of the country.[12]
  • February 20 - The Houthis come to a preliminary agreement to form a new government in Yemen.[13]
  • February 24 - Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi withdraws his resignation as President of Yemen after escaping from the custody of the Houthis.[14]

March

  • March 20 - Islamic State claims responsibility for suicide bombings in Shiite mosques in Sana'a that killed 142 people.[15]
  • March 21 - The United States military evacuates the remaining 100 Special Operations forces members in the country due to the deteriorating security situation.[16]
  • March 25
    • President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi flees Yemen in a boat after Houthi rebels besiege the government's temporary capital of Aden in the southern part of the country.[17]
    • The Gulf Cooperation Council announces its intervention in Yemen and Saudi Arabia begins launching airstrikes against Houthi forces and installations.[18]
  • March 26 - Saudi military intervention: Saudi Arabian warplanes launch airstrikes on Sana'a International Airport and Yemen's al Dulaimi military airport resulting in at least 17 deaths.[19]
  • March 27 - A Middle Eastern coalition led by the Saudi Arabian army and Egyptian navy attacks positions in Yemen for the second successive day, resulting in at least ten deaths in Saada Governorate. Saudi Arabia declares that it will enforce a "no-fly zone".[20]
  • March 28
  • March 29 - Pakistan sends a Boeing 747 to evacuate Pakistani nationals concerned about their security.[23]
  • March 30
  • March 31 - India evacuated 348 of its citizens as part of a rescue operation by the Indian Navy, named Operation Raahat.[26]

April

  • April 2 - Al-Qaeda fighters attack a prison in Mukalla freeing at least 270 prisoners.[27]

References

  1. ^ "Death toll of Yemen anti-Huthi bomb blast rises to 49". 1 January 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Explosion in Yemen kills at least 5 Houthis". 4 January 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Yemen bomb blast kills dozens near Sanaa police academy". 4 January 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Yemen arrests 2 Frenchmen over suspected al-Qaida links". 17 January 2015. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Yemeni troops battle Shiite rebels in Yemeni capital". 19 January 2015. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Yemen rebels seize TV station, surround PM residence amid clashes in capital". 19 January 2015. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Yemen rebels attack presidential compound, weakening U.S.-backed leader". 20 January 2015. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Yemen's President, Cabinet resign". 22 January 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  9. ^ "Shiite Rebels Capture Yemen Military Base (Subscription needed)". 29 January 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  10. ^ "Houthis take charge in Yemen". 6 February 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  11. ^ "Al Qaeda-linked group says seized army base in south Yemen". Daily Times. 12 February 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  12. ^ "UAE evacuates embassy staff from Yemen capital". Agence France Presse.
  13. ^ "Yemen's Houthi rebels show willingness to negotiate, cut rough deal". 20 February 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  14. ^ "Yemen President Hadi retracts resignation". 24 February 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  15. ^ "142 killed in Yemen mosques' bombings, IS claims responsibility".
  16. ^ "Sources: U.S. pulling last of its Special Operations forces out of Yemen". 21 March 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  17. ^ "SAUDI AIRSTRIKES TARGETING REBEL MILITARY BASES IN YEMEN".
  18. ^ "Saudis begin airstrikes against rebels in Yemen".
  19. ^ "UPDATE 1-Planes strike airport, military airbase in Yemen's Sanaa-residents".
  20. ^ Almasmari, Hakim (29 March 2015). "Saudi-led coalition pounds Yemen with airstrikes for a second day". CNN.com. CNN. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  21. ^ "Saudi-led air strikes hit Yemen for third straight day". 28 March 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  22. ^ "'Decisive Storm' destroys Houthi missile stockpile". 28 March 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  23. ^ "Pakistan sends 747 jumbo jets to evacuate distraught nationals from Yemen". 29 March 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  24. ^ "China evacuating from Yemen, suspending anti-piracy patrols". 30 March 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  25. ^ "Air strike kills at least 40 at Yemen camp for displaced". 30 March 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  26. ^ "Yemen: Naval warship sails into 'barrage of bombs', evacuates 349 Indians". The Indian Express. 2 April 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  27. ^ "Officials: Al Qaeda fighters free 270 from Yemeni prison". 2 April 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2015_in_Yemen&oldid=846840246"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_in_Yemen
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "2015 in Yemen"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA