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Yemen Order of Battle

The Yemen Order of Battle (ORBAT) describes the structure and placement of the Yemeni Armed Forces down to the brigade level.

2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Report

The Critical Threats Project has been tracking developments closely in Yemen as they unfold. Regular analysis of the crisis will be posted here.

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Daily News Brief

Iran News Round Up

  • Ali Larijani warns that military action against Iran will result in Israel “in a wheelchair;” President Hassan Rouhani says that the world can work with Iran to reach a nuclear agreement, or accept the inevitability of the acceleration of its peaceful nuclear program; Tehran responds to Netanyahu's speech to Congress; IRGC 2nd lieutenant killed in Syria.

Pakistan Security Brief

  • Indian, Pakistani troops accuse each other of unprovoked firing, three soldiers killed along international boundary; LeT leader challenges two-day physical remand orders; Al Qaeda leader praises “martyrs” in a twitter post; Pakistan military airstrikes kill 23 militants in North Waziristan; Militants kill three kidnapped policemen in Malakand, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa; Police arrest five TTP militants in Karachi; IED kills one soldier in Mohmand Agency; IED destroys gas pipeline in Balochistan; Three bullet-riddled bodies found in Turbat district, Balochistan; Lahore Bar Association, PTI, PPP to oppose constitutional amendments to establish military court; Interior Minister reviews counter-terrorism measures in NACTA meeting; Government to take action against welfare organizations funding terrorists; Another convicted militant executed in Peshawar; Prime Minister Sharif calls Afghan President, discusses bilateral relations, regional security; National Security Advisor meets Afghan Parliamentary delegation in Islamabad; Talks between PTI, government fail to resolve political crisis.

Gulf of Aden Security Review

  • Yemen: Unidentified militants detonate IED targeting al Houthis in al Bayda; Ansar al Sharia militants attack military base in Lahij; unidentified militants bomb oil pipeline in Shabwah. Horn of Africa: Somali security forces launch security operation in Galgudud region.