2020 in Yemen

Events of 2020 in Yemen.

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See also:Other events of 2020




  • January 1
    • Yemeni rebels release some Saudi prisoners, as UN-led peace talks make progress.[4]
  • January 7
    • Houthi rebels shot down a drone belonging to the Saudi-led coalition, in the northeastern province of Jawf.[5][6]
  • January 8
    • Saudi Arabia begins efforts to rebuild power stations in Yemen.[7]
  • January 18
  • January 29 - Qasim al-Raymi, Emir of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (b. 1978).[9]
  • 31 January
    • Houthi armed forces spokesman Gen. Yahya Sarea announced that Houthi forces managed to liberate roughly 2,500 km2 of territory including the city of Naham, and parts of the governorates of Al-Jawf and Marib, from Saudi-led forces.[10] The coalition forces immediately denied this claim, claiming victory and progress in these areas.“In the Nahm district, east of the capital Sanaa, the National Army managed to regain control of a number of Houthi-controlled areas,” Majli said.[11]


  • 15 February
    • a Saudi fighter jet crashed in Yemen and the Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for the attack. The next day, the Saudi-led coalition launched airstrikes, targeting Yemen's northern Al-Jawf province and killed 31 civilians.[12]




  • 26 May
  • 28 May
    • United Nations agencies and other international humanitarian partners launch a US$2.41 billion appeal for addition funds to fight the spread of COVID-19 in Yemen.[21]


  • 21 June
    • The Southern Transitional Council seized control of the island of Socotra.[22]



  • A series of flash floods killed 172 people across Yemen and damaged UNESCO world heritage sites throughout the country.[24]


  • 4 December
    • At least 8 people were killed in an attack on an industrial compound in Al Hudaydah.[25]
  • 30 December
    • At least 20 were killed in the attack in Aden Airport after the new government arrived.[26]


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  2. ^ Publications, Publitec (2011-12-22). Who's Who in the Arab World 2007-2008. ISBN 9783110930047.
  3. ^ Burrowes, Robert D. (2016-02-05). The Yemen Arab Republic: The Politics of Development, 1962-1986. ISBN 9781317291619.
  4. ^ Yemeni rebels say they have released 6 Saudi war detainees, January 1, 2020, AP.
  5. ^ Net, Al-Thawra. "Saudi CH-4 drone shot down by Yemeni air defnces in Jawf | Al-Thawra Net".
  6. ^ "Video footage of downing Saudi CH-4 drone released". January 7, 2020.
  7. ^ Arabia to Help Yemen Establish Power Stations Tuesday, 7 January, aawsat.com.
  8. ^ "Yemen war: Death toll in attack on military base rises to 111". BBC News. 20 January 2020. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  9. ^ a b "Exclusive: Local sources confirm the killing of Qassim Al-Raimi by US strike in Al-Baydha". Almasdar Online. 2 February 2020.
  10. ^ "Yemeni Armed Forces: "Compact Structure" Campaign Liberated an Area of 2500 Sq. Kilometers, Killed, Injured or Arrested Thousands of Mercenaries (Video)". 31 January 2020. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  11. ^ "Hadi Holds Meeting at Joint Command HQ in Riyadh".
  12. ^ "War in Yemen: Spree of Hostilities Surround as Militias Down War Jet". Mirror Herald. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
  13. ^ "Yemen Houthis seize strategic city bordering Saudi Arabia". Middle East Monitor. 2 March 2020. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  14. ^ "Officials say Yemen's rebels seize strategic northern city". Al Jazeera. Archived from the original on 20 September 2020. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  15. ^ "Air strikes hit Houthi-held Yemeni capital Sanaa:witnesses". Reuters. 30 March 2020. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  16. ^ Link 2: "Release inmates in Yemen to avert nationwide coronavirus outbreak, experts urge". UN. 30 March 2020. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  17. ^ Chmaytelli, Maher; Ghobari, Muhammad (2020-04-05). "Yemen's warring parties accuse each other of attacking pipeline". Reuters. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-04-05.
  18. ^ "Health workers' worst fears confirmed as Covid-19 reaches war-torn Yemen". The Guardian. 10 April 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2020.
  19. ^ "Yemen war: Separatists declare autonomous rule in south". BBC News. April 26, 2020. The Aden-based Southern Transitional Council (STC) declared a state of emergency, saying it would govern the port city and other southern provinces.
  20. ^ Ghobari, Mohammed (May 27, 2020). MacSwan, Angus (ed.). "Missile attack on Yemen army base in Marib kills seven: sources". Reuters. Houthi fighters in Yemen fired missiles at a military base of the Saudi-backed government in Marib province, northeast of the capital Sanaa, on Tuesday, killing seven people [...] The sources said Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Sagheer bin Aziz survived Tuesday's attack. One of his sons and a nephew, both officers, were killed along with five others
  21. ^ "Yemen: Humanitarians seeking $2.41 billion to keep aid flowing amid COVID-19 pandemic". UN News. 2020-05-28. Retrieved 2020-05-29.
  22. ^ Mukhashaf, Mohammed; El Yaakoubi, Aziz (June 21, 2020). Kasolowsky, Raissa (ed.). "Yemen separatists seize remote Socotra island from Saudi-backed government". Reuters. On Saturday, the STC announced it had seized government facilities and military bases on the main island of Socotra, a sparsely populated archipelago which sits at the mouth of the Gulf of Aden on one of the world's busiest shipping lanes.
  23. ^ "Tanker off Yemen risks spilling four times as much oil as Exxon Valdez - U.N." Reuters. July 15, 2020 – via www.reuters.com.
  24. ^ "At least 172 killed in Yemen flash floods this month". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 2020-08-28.
  25. ^ "Yemen: Eight civilians killed in Hodeidah shelling". Al Jazeera. 4 Dec 2020. Retrieved 4 Dec 2020.
  26. ^ Al-Batati, Saeed; Yee, Vivian (2020-12-30). "Yemen Airport Is Attacked as New Government Arrives". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-12-31.
  27. ^ "من هو شاهر عبدالحق - سبب وفاة رجل الأعمال شاهر عبدالحق". Archived from the original on 2021-10-24. Retrieved 2021-10-24.

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