Gulf of Aden Security Review

Contributors: Joseph Hughes (Current), Tessa Deardorff (Current), Daniel O'Keefe, Steven Wachter, Sam Cleaves, Joshua Koontz, James Miller, Greg Schroeder, Breuk Bass, Barr Benyamin, Remy Bourget, Dylan Clement, Cody Curran, Ali Dahlin, Stephanie Fishman, Steve Gonzalez, Sasha Gordon, Michael Graziani, Chris Harnisch, Kerry Harris, Nathaniel Horadam, Courtney Hughes, Paul Jarvis, Adam Kahan, Kennan Khatib, Landon LaSyone, David Lesser, Matthew Lu, Gabriella Nassif, Alexander Neill, Jacob Schaffer, David Schapiro, Jared Sorhaindo, Miles Taylor, Gilad Wenig, and Katherine Zimmerman

Yemen: Al Houthi movement kills 18 civilians in rocket attack in Aden; United Nations declares humanitarian emergency in Yemen.

Horn of Africa: AMISOM troops withdraw from three more bases in Lower Shabelle; Somaliland arrests Somali MP.

Yemen: 1,200 prisoners escape from central prison in Taiz city; Hadi’s government delivers mechanism for UNSCR 2216 implementation to UN envoy.

Horn of Africa: AMISOM forces withdraw from base near Marka, Lower Shabelle region.

Yemen: ISIS Wilayat Sana’a detonates VBIED in Sana’a; al Houthi movement launches Scud missile into Saudi territory.

Horn of Africa: Africa Energy Corporation withdraws from Puntland; Ethiopian troops recover base in Lego, Lower Shabelle region.

Yemen: The al Houthi movement bombs oil refinery twice in Aden governorate; members of the government of President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi have been sent to five different countries to gain international support for the implementation of UNSCR 2216.

Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab beheads local official following June 26 attack in Lego, Lower Shabelle region; militants execute three accused of being CIA spies; Ugandan troops liberate Torotorow.

Yemen: ISIS Wilayat Sana’a claims responsibility for IED attack on Saba News headquarters in Sana’a; UN envoy Ould Sheikh Ahmed travels to Kuwait, Riyadh, and Sana’a for preliminary Yemeni peace agreement.

Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab attacks AMISOM base in Lego, Middle Shabelle region; Somali parliament to table vote of no confidence against Somali President.

Yemen: Al Houthis kill three Saudi soldiers and Emirati soldier in shelling along Saudi-Yemeni border; suspected U.S. airstrike kills four AQAP militants in Hadramawt.

Horn of Africa: ASWJ plans to establish Islamic court in Dhusamareb; Footage of al Shabaab’s June 14 clash with Kenyan troops released.

Yemen: Anti-al Houthi forces seize border crossing in Hadramawt governorate.

Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab detonates SVBIED targeting Emirati officials; elder killed in Mogadishu.

Yemen: AQAP claims attacks against al Houthis in al Bayda; SVEST attack targets al Houthi checkpoint in Lahij governorate; VBIED attack targets al Houthis in al Bayda.

Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab kills two Somali intelligence officers; unclaimed attack leaves Beledweyne elder dead.

Yemen: ISIS claims VBIED attack against al Houthis in Sana’a: AQAP claims responsibility for four separate attacks in al Bayda; al Houthis killed in IED attack in Shabwah.

Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab briefly holds territory in Lower Shabelle; security forces thwart al Shabaab attack on Mogadishu intelligence training center; Somali intelligence announces death of senior al Shabaab member.

Yemen: UN-led Yemeni peace talks ended with a failure to reach a ceasefire agreement or a political settlement.

Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab militants attack a government base in Mogadishu; al Shabaab releases statement on June 11 attack in Bay region.