Daily News Briefs

Daily data on security, political, and economic trends in Critical Threats' focus areas.

  1. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - July 25, 2014

    Yemen: AQAP releases biography for slain fighter; AQAP militants kill Yemeni soldier in Hadramawt; suspected AQAP militants attack Yemeni military checkpoint in al Bayda; al Houthi rebels gain control of military checkpoint in Sana’a. Horn of Africa: AMISOM conducts operations against al Shabaab in Gedo and Middle Jubba regions; AMISOM announces killing of two senior al Shabaab officials; al Shabaab militants attack Somali security forces in Mogadishu and Lower Jubba region; unidentified gunmen kill German tourist in Mombasa.

  2. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - July 24, 2014

    Yemen: AQAP militants assassinate Yemeni intelligence officer in Lahij; tensions escalate between al Houthi militants and al Islah Party tribesmen in Sana’a; Yemeni Oil Ministry engineers repair damaged oil pipeline in Ma’rib. Horn of Africa: al Shabaab militants execute suspected spy in Bay region; Somali military court executes four alleged al Shabaab militants in Mogadishu; FBI announces arrest of three women for providing material support to al Shabaab.

  3. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - July 23, 2014

    Yemen: Yemeni security forces strengthen security measures around Western embassies and important government and military buildings in Yemen; Yemeni President Hadi visits Amran; tribesmen clash with Yemeni military in Ma’rib. Horn of Africa: Kenyan Air Force jets conduct airstrike on al Shabaab base in Middle Jubba region; al Shabaab militants attack Somali security forces in Mogadishu and Lower Jubba region; unidentified gunmen kill prominent Somali parliamentarian in Mogadishu; senior al Shabaab official condemns Israeli action in Gaza.

  4. Pakistan Security Brief

    Pakistan Security Brief - July 23, 2014

    Airstrikes destroy six militant hideouts, kill 13 suspected militants in Shawal Valley and Datta Khel, North Waziristan; USAID to give $9.3 million more to IDPs; Gunmen fire on, wound Badbher area police officer; roadside explosion in Mohmand injures two pedestrians; Unknown militants attack NATO container truck in Khyber; Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi briefs American Deputy Secretary of State Burns on Operation Zarb-e-Azb; Indian troops shoot Pakistani civilian near working border in Shakargarh sector; Foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan set August 25 in Islamabad as date for new dialogue process; Qatar turns down Pakistani government’s offer to take part in LNG supply tender.

  5. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - July 22, 2014

    Yemen: U.S. State Department issues travel warning for U.S. citizens in Yemen; Yemeni 9th Brigade arrives in Amran; al Houthi militants capture Yemeni soldiers in al Jawf; tribal sources report major al Houthi movement toward al Jawf; unidentified gunmen open fire in Lahij. Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab militants attack SNA forces in Bay region; car bomb kills local government administrator in Mogadishu; Kenyan police conduct security operations in Kenya’s Coast Province; unidentified assailants attack Puntland military checkpoint in Mudug region.

  6. Pakistan Security Brief

    Pakistan Security Brief - July 22, 2014

    Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security reiterates that Operation Zarb-e-Azb targets all local and foreign militants indiscriminately; Multiple sources report that airstrikes in Shawal Valley on July 16 killed up to 37 civilians, contradicting reports from Pakistan Army; Al Qaeda renews allegiance to Taliban Emir Mullah Omar in publication on July 20; China’s special envoy to Afghanistan praises ISI’s role in counterterrorism; Prime Minister’s special assistant on foreign affairs says Pakistan will not violate Iran sanctions regime.

  7. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - July 21, 2014

    Yemen: AQAP releases statement calling for Hadramawt citizens to adhere to Sharia law; anonymous Yemeni security source reports that Yemeni military campaign against AQAP continues in Abyan; 150 heavy transport vehicles arrive in Sa’ada to assist Yemeni 9th Brigade; al Houthis implicate Muslim Brotherhood in failed assassination plot in Sana’a; IEDs detonate in Dhamar; unidentified gunmen open fire on office of education and tribal sheikh in al Bayda; al Houthi militants clash with al Islah tribesmen in al Jawf; Yemeni Government confirms the death of Hamid al Qushaybi. Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab claims responsibility for attack on bus in Kenya’s Coast Province; AMISOM and Somali security forces clash with al Shabaab militants in Bay, Bakool, and Lower Jubba regions; al Shabaab militant conducts SVEST attack targeting senior Jubbaland security officer in Lower Jubba region; unidentified gunmen kill four people in Kenya’s Coast Province; Kenyan police disrupt suspected terrorist cell in Nairobi.

  8. Pakistan Security Brief

    Pakistan Security Brief - July 21, 2014

    Airstrikes kill 28 militants in the Shawal Valley on July 21; Army begins clearing Boya and Degan villages; Militants and army soldiers exchange fire in and around Mir Ali, killing four militants; Tribal Jirga urges government to compensate IDPs for losses due to Operation Zarb-e-Azb; U.S. drone strike on July 19 kills eight to eleven suspected militants belonging to Punjabi Taliban; Former aide to Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Omar says TTP unjustified in fight against the state; Pakistani delegation meets with Pentagon and State Department to urge U.S. to reconsider troop pullout from Afghanistan; Pakistan’s Foreign Office condemns July 19 U.S. drone strike; IED attack in Khuzdar city, Balochistan kills two civilians and injures nearly 30; Drive-by shooting outside of Peshawar kills four and injures three; Families from Bajaur Agency to return following cancellation of military operation there; Indian soldiers allegedly fire across Line of Control in Sialkot, killing one and injuring three.

  9. Gulf of Aden Security Review

    Gulf of Aden Security Review - July 18, 2014

    Yemen: AQAP releases statements claiming credit for the July 4 Wadia border attack and condemning Israeli operations in the Gaza strip; suspected AQAP militants clash with Yemeni military in Shabwah; al Houthi leader calls for end to public corruption and reform in al Islah Party; unidentified gunmen kill two civilians in Aden. Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab militants shell town in Hiraan region; car bomb kills Somali government official in Mogadishu; suspected al Shabaab militants target senior Interim Jubba Administration official in Lower Jubba region.

  10. Pakistan Security Brief

    Pakistan Security Brief - July 18, 2014

    Pakistan not targeting Haqqani Network in North Waziristan operation; Bajaur tribesmen establish local anti-Taliban militia; IED blast in Peshawar kills one policeman and injures three; Karachi police claim 40 groups of the TTP operating in the city; IED targeting Frontier Corps vehicle explodes near Karachi-Quetta highway, injuring two Firefight between security personnel and militants leaves at least eight security personnel dead and three injured at FC checkpoint in Jamrud; Islamabad police arrest four TTP members from Sihala; Security across Pakistan increased for Yaum-e-Ali; UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will assist with caring for Internally Displaced Peoples; Pakistan condemns cross-border fight with India.