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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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Gulf of Aden Security Review

  • Yemen: AQAP targets security checkpoint in Zinjibar city, Abyan governorate; Hadi government deploys reinforcements to Nihm district; Sana’a governorate; President Hadi outlines plan for Yemen; Saudi National Guard reinforces the Saudi-Yemeni border in Najran region. Horn of Africa: Somali election officials holding last-minute meetings in Mogadishu in an effort to avoid second delay; EU provides AMISOM with 198 million dollars in funding.