Gulf of Aden Security Review

Contributors: Daniel O'Keefe (Current), Steven Wachter (Current), 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: Iranian special operations forces free kidnapped Iranian diplomat; suspected Ansar al Sharia militants detonate IED in Hadramawt; unidentified militants detonate IED in Taiz.

Horn of Africa: Unidentified gunmen target former president’s brother in Mogadishu.

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.

Yemen: Suspected Ansar al Sharia militants detonate IED in Hadramawt; Ansar al Sharia militants clash with al Houthi forces in al Bayda; suspected Ansar al Sharia militants detonate VBIED in al Bayda.

Horn of Africa: Suspected al Shabaab grenade attack in Bari region; Somali government detains suspect on FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist list.

Yemen: Al Houthis sign aviation agreement with Iran; suspected U.S. airstrike targets AQAP members in Shabwah; Ansar al Sharia militants clash with al Houthis in al Bayda; IED kills 15 al Houthi militants in al Bayda.

Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab IED attack in Mogadishu; SNA and AMISOM forces attack al Shabaab in Bakool region; car bomb kills Puntland official in Mudug.

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.

Yemen: Leaders from Sheba region meet with Hadi in Aden; al Houthi Supreme Revolutionary Committee travels to Sa’ada; security forces clash with tribesmen in Ma’rib.

Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab attacks Presidential Palace with mortars in Mogadishu; suspected al Shabaab shooting in Mandera, Kenya.

Yemen: Al Houthis seize Special Forces camp near Sana’a; unidentified militants detonate IEDs in Aden; al Houthis kidnap al Islah leader.

Horn of Africa: Unidentified militants detonate IED in Mogadishu.

Yemen: President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi expels former Republican Guard members from Aden city; unidentified militants kidnap French citizen in Sana’a; IED targets al Houthis in Sana’a.

Horn of Africa: Somali government forces and ASWJ militants clash in Galgudud region; al Shabaab commander killed in Hiraan region; al Shabaab ambushes Somali troops in Sanaag region.

Yemen: Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi escapes to Aden; suspected U.S. airstrike targets AQAP in Shabwah; suspected Ansar al Sharia militants attack convoy of first military district commander in Hadramawt.

Horn of Africa: Somali police arrest suspects related to hotel attack; al Shabaab calls for attacks in the West; al Shabaab attacks Puntland security forces in Bari region.

Yemen: Gunmen attack home of Special Security Forces commander in Aden; Ansar al Sharia militants detonate IED in Hadramawt; al Houthi militants clash with Ansar al Sharia and tribesmen in al Bayda.

Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab attacks popular hotel in Mogadishu, killing 10.