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: Saudi-led airstrikes target al Hudaydah port; al Houthis reportedly develop Yemeni-made missile capabilities.

Horn of Africa: Somali National Army forces capture three villages in Hiraan region; Somali National Army forces raid al Shabaab bases in Bay region.

Yemen: UN peace talks reportedly postponed; al Houthis continue to exchange fire with Saudi forces along Saudi-Yemen border; unidentified militants detonate IED in Hadramawt; popular resistance fighters force al Houthis out of al Dhaleh city, al Dhaleh.

Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab militants ambush Kenyan police in North Eastern Province, Kenya; al Shabaab militants attack government held town in Lower Shabelle region; al Shabaab militants capture town in Lower Shabelle region.

Yemen: Pro-ISIS militants detonated IED at Zaydi mosque in Sana’a; al Houthi militants continue attacks along Saudi-Yemeni border; unidentified militants fail in assassination attempt on governor of al Hudaydah.

Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab militants capture village in North Eastern Province, Kenya.

Yemen: Saudi artillery fire hits humanitarian aid office in Hajjah; unidentified militants detonate IED targeting Yemeni military commander.

Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab militants seize mosque in North Eastern Province, Kenya; al Shabaab releases statement calling attention to situation of the Rohingya; Jubaland Administration announces new offensive against al Shabaab.

Yemen: UN to hold political talks in Geneva; Iranian cargo ship sailing to Yemen to submit to UN inspections in Djibouti; al Houthis attack Saudi positions in Najran and Jizan.

Horn of Africa: Kenyan airstrike targets al Shabaab in Gedo region; Somali security forces arrest five suspected al Shabaab militants in Mogadishu.

Yemen: Yemeni National Dialogue Conference concludes in Riyadh; al Houthis clash with popular resistance in Ma’rib.

Horn of Africa: South West Regional President survives IED attack in Mogadishu; Kenyan security forces put on high alert.

Yemen: Humanitarian ceasefire in Yemen ends; SVEST targets al Houthi militants in Abyan; Ansar al Sharia captures Yemeni soldiers in al Mukalla.

Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab denies plotting Burundi attack; suspected U.S. UAV captured by al Shabaab in Bay region; SNA recaptures towns in Lower Shabelle region; Kenyan police arrest al Shabaab recruiter in Coast Province, Kenya.

Yemen: Unidentified militants attack police station in Tarim, Hadramawt; ceasefire holds in Yemen despite violations; al Houthis fire mortars at Najran city, Saudi Arabia.

Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab captures two towns in Lower Shabelle region; Ugandan police are put on high alert following al Shabaab video; Kenyan police increase security in Nairobi.

Yemen: Humanitarian ceasefire in Yemen holds despite continued violations; Ansar al Sharia forbids the sale of Qat in al Mukalla; Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s government recalls envoy to Iran.

Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab militants detain Iranian fishing vessel crew in Galgudud region; Puntland cabinet bars AMISOM from operating in Puntland.

Yemen: Ceasefire between Saudi Arabia and al Houthis begins in Yemen; Iranian cargo ship headed to Yemen refuses to submit to Saudi inspections.

Horn of Africa: Suspected al Shabaab militants attack police in North Eastern Province, Kenya.