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September Today in Terrorism

September 24, 2015: ISIS attacks Shia mosque in Yemen

On September 24, 2015 a bomb attack targeting Shia worshippers at a mosque in┬áthe Yemeni capital Sana’a killed at least 25 people and wounded dozens more.

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Perspectives

So who gets to decide what is and what is not a terrorist group?

The decision to name some groups as terrorist is often a very biased one: it is important to see why certain groups are labeled as such

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March Today in Terrorism

March 15, 2009: Suicide bomber kills South Korean tourists in Yemen

On this day in 2009 a suicide bomber targeted tourists at a UNESCO world heritage site in Yemen known as the ‘Manhattan of the desert” killing four

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Canadian Intelligence Eh! Podcast

Gregory Johnsen: What is happening in Yemen and why does it matter?

In this episode, Borealis is joined by Yemen specialist Gregory Johnsen to get a better understanding of how we got there and what the stakes are.

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December Today in Terrorism

December 29, 1992: Bombing of hotels in Aden

On this day in 1992 Al Qaeda was behind the bombing of a Movenpick Hotel in Aden, Yemen that killed a tourist and an employee.

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December Today in Terrorism

December 10, 2016: ISIS suicide bombing in Yemen

An Islamic State affiliate in Yemen was behind a suicide bombing in Aden that killed 50 and wounded another 70

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October Today in Terrorism

October 12, 2000: Bombing of USS Cole in Yemen

After a failed first attempt, in 2000 Al Qaeda carried out a successful bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen, killing 17 sailors and wounding 39.

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Today in Terrorism

120 killed by suicide bomber at Unity Day parade in Yemen (May 21, 2012)

An AQAP suicide bomber dressed as a soldier killed more than 120, mostly soldiers, and wounded more than 350 at a Unity Day parade in Sana’a in 2012.

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Today in Terrorism

March 28, 2011 | Attack on weapons factory in Yemen

On this day in 2011 a series of huge explosions at an ammunition plant in southern Yemen killed at least 150 people and wounded 45.

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Today in Terrorism

March 18, 2009 | Suicide bombing at UNESCO World Heritage site of Shibam in Yemen

On this day in 2009, four South Korean tourists were killed by a powerful bomb at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Shibam in Yemen.