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AQIM and ISIS in Tunisia: Competing Campaigns

ISIS is developing the ability to conduct a low-level insurgency in Tunisia. Its presence in neighboring Algeria and Libya, and now on the ground in Tunisia, strengthens the group.

In Libya, the US is Playing Whack-A-Mole with Terror

CIA Director John Brennan is right, and Secretary of State John Kerry is wrong. The progress being touted by the Obama Administration against ISIS in Libya is ephemeral, while the real danger from that group is growing.

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Iran News Round Up

  • Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned that Bahrain’s decision to revoke the citizenship of a top Shia cleric could lead to an uprising against the government.

Gulf of Aden Security Review

  • Yemen: ISIS Wilayat Hadramawt conducts coordinated suicide attacks in al Mukalla, Hadramawt; suspected AQAP militants detonate roadside bomb in Lahij governorate; al Houthi-GPC and Hadi government delegations to suspend Kuwait peace talks until end of Ramadan; Saudi-led coalition conducts five air strikes in eastern Taiz governorate; reported UAV strike targets home of AQAP leader in Abyan governorate. Horn of Africa: U.S. Ambassador to Somalia sworn in; suspected al Shabaab militants assassinate SNA colonel in Mogadishu; KDF airstrikes kill one Somali civilian and injure two others near Somali-Kenyan border; al Shabaab and AMISOM troops clash over Goof Guduud town, Bay region.