Endangering the Media
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Incident : JO_0001

An alleged attack by the Saudi-led coalition warplanes targeted a residential building in the Beit Mayad area, the capital, Sanaa, killing media journalists Munir al-Hakimi and his wife Suad Hujaira and their children on February 02, 2015

Tue Feb 09 2016Sanaa

Several sources on news websites claimed that the Saudi-led coalition warplanes targeted the house of media professionals Munir al-Hakimi and his wife Suad Hajira in the Beit Mayad area, Taiz Street, Al-Sabeen District, the capital Sana'a. The attack resulted in the killing of the family of five, including a woman and three children. While other sources claimed that the attack also destroyed the hangar of the Shaqaiat An-Nu'man School, which is a few meters away from the house. Human Rights Watch published in a report that the house of the Al-Hakimi family is located a few meters from the Shaqa'at An-Nu'man School, which include 300 students, and about 600 meters from the presidential palace that was targeted by the coalition warplanes throughout the war. It also quoted eyewitnesses the details of the incident. Many photos of the targeting site were also circulated, showing the destroyed school, home, and car oils store. A picture of the location where Al-Hakimi's body was found was also circulated after several days of excavation. A news site published a video report showing the destruction caused by the targeting, and interviewed witnesses talked about the incident. Several sources on Twitter and Facebook claimed that the Saudi-led coalition warplanes targeted Munir al-Hakimi's house and killed all his family members in the Beit Mayad area. Pictures were circulated showing the destruction of the attack the day after. Other pictures were circulated which were immediately published after the targeting at night. A source on Facebook posted a picture of the house immediately after the targeting and stated that the Al-Hakimi's house is located on the first floor of the three-story residential building, as the third and second floors collapsed on the first floor due to the airstrike, and a fire broke out in the adjacent hangar, while voices the of people from Under the rubble were heard according to the source's claim. Several news report videos were also published on the attack of the Saudi-led coalition warplanes on a residential building in Al Sabeen Street at night by several airstrikes, killing the family of media director Munir Al Hakimi, his wife Suad Hujaira, and their three children. In one of the videos, it appears that the fire escalated in a building and the damage occurred in the building, while rescue teams were trying to remove the rubble. The video reports also did several interviews with a number of witnesses and members of the rescue teams. The other video reports also showed the destruction after the attack,, and interviewed witnesses. In addition, one of the reports showed the moment the body of Munir Al-Hakimi was recovered, after six days of searching.

Alleged perpetrator:

Saudi-led coalition

Area of control:

Houthis Rebel movement

Delivery method:

Air strike

Weapons used:

Air strike



Direct hit:


Double tap:


Multiple targeted strikes:


Remote location:


Established pre-conflict: