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: U.S. officials report that Iranian ships turn away from Yemen; al Houthis clash with tribesmen near Ma’rib city; al Houthis withdraw from Nisab city, Shabwah.

Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab executes kidnapped Kenyan police chief in Gedo region; Somali Prime Minister Sharmarke calls for efforts to secure rural areas from al Shabaab.

Yemen: Al Houthi militants seize military base in Sirwah, Ma’rib; U.S. expresses concern over Iranian ships in the Gulf of Aden; popular resistance fighters clash with al Houthis in Shabwah.

Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab spokesman warns of continued attacks on UN in Somalia; suspected al Shabaab militants kidnap police chief in North Eastern Province, Kenya; al Shabaab gunmen kill Somali military officer in Mogadishu.

Yemen: Saudi Arabia announces the end of Operation Decisive Storm; airstrike targets suspected AQAP militants in al Mukalla; al Houthis seize control of 35th Armored Brigade in Taiz; tribesmen clash with al Houthis in Shabwah.

Horn of Africa: Suspected terrorist arrested outside president’s home in Central province, Kenya; clan militias clash in Sool region.

Yemen: U.S. Navy deploys ships to Gulf of Aden; unidentified militants clash with soldiers along Ma’rib-Hadramawt border; popular resistance fighters clash with al Houthis in Shabwah.

Horn of Africa: Suspected al Shabaab SVBIED attack in Mogadishu.

Yemen: Unconfirmed U.S. airstrikes kills three AQAP fighters in Shabwah; suspected Ansar al Sharia militants detonate SVBIED in Abyan; Saudi-airstrike reportedly kills dozens of citizens in the capital, Sana’a; al Houthi mortar attack kills Saudi border guard in Najran.

Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab conducts IED attack in Nugaal region; al Shabaab kills lawmaker in Mogadishu; al Shabaab releases eulogy video for AQAP leader; al Shabaab releases video on July 2014 attack in Kenya.

Yemen: Suspected U.S. airstrike targets AQAP militants; Yemeni military withdraws from Masila oil field; pro-al Houthi forces clash with 35th Armored Brigade in Taiz.

Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab militants hijack bus in North East province, Kenya; Kenya begins construction of border security barrier.

Yemen: Ansar al Sharia clashes with 27th Mechanized Infantry Brigade in Hadramawt; 35th Brigade continues clashes with pro-al Houthi forces in Taiz; unidentified militants assassinate security officer in al Hudaydah.

Horn of Africa: Security forces arrest suspected al Shabaab militants in Morogoro region, Tanzania.

Yemen: ISIS militants claim responsibility for execution of 15 soldiers in Shabwah; al Houthis clash with pro-Hadi 35th Armored Brigade in Taiz; Egypt and Saudi Arabia reportedly plan major military maneuver.

Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab claims responsibility for Mogadishu attack; Kenya offers amnesty to al Shabaab members.

Yemen: The U.N. Security Council passed sanctions on Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh; suspected Ansar al Sharia militants detonated car bomb in Abyan; Ansar al Sharia militants detonate SVBIED in Lahij; al Houthis clash with tribesmen in Ma’rib.

Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab conducts complex attack in Mogadishu.

Yemen: Al Houthis kill three Saudi soldiers during border clashes; al Houthis clash with tribal militants in Ma’rib; airstrike targets AQAP militants; Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi appoints Khaled Bahah to vice presidency.

Horn of Africa: Police kill suspected al Shabaab militants in Coast Province, Kenya.