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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

  • The IRGC wrapped up its large-scale military drills with a combined air-naval-ground exercise in the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz, while Hossein Hamedani warned the US against acting on its military options. Senior clerics praised President Rouhani for his extensive consultations with religious authorities in Qom.

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: Abdul Malik al Houthi delivers televised speech discrediting Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi and other anti-al Houthi elements; Ansar al Sharia militants attack military patrol in Lahij; suspected Ansar al Sharia militants assassinate security officer in Aden. Horn of Africa: Gunmen attack government official’s house in Bari region.