South Yemen Insurgency 2009-Present

[ 2009 - ]

The South Yemen insurgency is a term used by the Yemeni government to describe the protests and attacks on government forces in southern Yemen, ongoing since 27 April 2009, on South Yemen's independence day. Although the violence has been blamed on elements within the southern secessionist movement, leaders of the group maintain that their aims of independence are to be achieved through peaceful means, and claim that attacks are from ordinary citizens in response to the government's provocative actions. The insurgency comes amid the Shia insurgency in the country's north. Southern leaders led a brief, unsuccessful secession in 1994 following unification. Many of them are involved in the present secession movement. Southern separatist insurgents are active mainly in the area of the former South Yemen, but also in Ad Dali' Governorate, which was not a part of the independent southern state.

Total Casualties 3954 Killed and Wounded
Casualties Killed 2054 / Wounded
Military Casualties Killed 2054 /Wounded 1900
Civilian Casualties Killed / Wounded
Note
Belligerents Initiation Date Termination Date
Yemen and South Yemen Movement 2009 / 4 / 27 View
Yemeni Air Force and South Yemen Movement 2009 / 4 / 27 View
Military of Yemen and South Yemen Movement 2009 / 4 / 27 View
Republican Guard (Yemen) and South Yemen Movement 2009 / 4 / 27 View

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