Information

Serial Code Fragments:

Warning 2-man lift wt: 49.o kg/ 10

Victims:

1†

Location:

Ja'ar,Al Bayda, Yemen


Date:

21.01.2019


Map:

CD5-8


Type of weapon

Hellfire

Source

Airwars

About

One civilian, named as the elderly man Saleh Ahmed Mohammed al-Qaisi, was reportedly killed by a US drone strike in the vicinity of Ja’ar, in the Al Qayseen subdistrict, Sama’a district of Bayda governorate, at 10am on January 21st 2019. US Central Command later confirmed to New America that a strike occurred in Bayda on January 21st 2019. Since this was the only known reported US strike in Bayda on that day, this event is treated as declared. Al-Qaisi was allegedly killed by the strike as he drove near a health centre in the area, according to reporting by Al-Masdar Online and Mwatana for Human Rights. Local sources told news outlets, including Hunaa Al-Bayda, Al-Masdar Online, and Yemen Shabab, that Al-Qaisi had no affiliation with any militant or extremist groups. No known sources indicated that he was a belligerent.

Remnants of a hellfire missile found at the incident. The red sphere on the top right is a pneumatic accumulator. This red sphere is part of a hellfire missile and seen in previous incidents. The same goes for the WARNING tag which appears in many cases.

Remnants of a hellfire missile found at the incident. The red sphere on the top right is a pneumatic accumulator. This red sphere is part of a hellfire missile and seen in previous incidents. The same goes for the WARNING tag which appears in many cases.

Destroyed window and roof form the car. Even if the report from Airwars does not mention the use of a AGM-114R9X Hellfire the images show that this could have been very well the case.

Destroyed window and roof form the car. Even if the report from Airwars does not mention the use of a AGM-114R9X Hellfire the images show that this could have been very well the case.

Lockheed Martin, Boeing (Previous second source), and Northrop Grumman (Seeker only for AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire) are the main manufacturer of Hellfire missiles. Therefore it is suspected that the used Hellfire missile in the incident was produced by one of the three mentioned companies which are all american corporations.

Lockheed Martin, Boeing (Previous second source), and Northrop Grumman (Seeker only for AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire) are the main manufacturer of Hellfire missiles. Therefore it is suspected that the used Hellfire missile in the incident was produced by one of the three mentioned companies which are all american corporations.

Lockheed Martin, Boeing (Previous second source), and Northrop Grumman (Seeker only for AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire) are the main manufacturer of Hellfire missiles. Therefore it is suspected that the used Hellfire missile in the incident was produced by one of the three mentioned companies which are all american corporations.