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Warning Update: Escalating Protests Threaten Instability in Tunisia

Economic protests resembling those that sparked the 2010 Jasmine Revolution are spreading throughout Tunisia and may grow into nationwide civil unrest, providing an opportunity for Salafi-jihadi groups to attack government or economic targets.

Warning from the Sahel: Al Qaeda's Resurgent Threat

The US and its partners need to renew their efforts to counter al Qaeda in the Sahel or risk AQIM developing a latent threat capability that may be directed against the US homeland or interests with little to no warning.

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Iran News Round Up

  • Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei advised former hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad against running in the 2017 presidential elections.

Gulf of Aden Security Review

  • Yemen: Reported U.S. airstrike targets AQAP militants in Jaww al Nasim district, Ma’rib governorate; security forces raid AQAP strongholds in al Wuday and Lawder districts, Abyan governorate; al Houthi-Saleh SPC leader reiterates conditions for ceasefire; Saudi-led coalition airstrikes kill civilians in Ibb city, Ibb governorate. Horn of Africa: Somali elections postponed for the second time; Southwest State security forces drive al Shabaab militants from Idale village near Baidoa, Bay region; unidentified warplanes target al Shabaab positions near Kismayo, Lower Jubba region; al Shabaab militants assassinate local official in Marka, Lower Shabelle region.