Gulf of Aden Security Review

Contributors: Sam Cleaves, Joshua Koontz (current), 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: Suspected Ansar al Sharia militants detonate IED in al Bayda; tribesmen clash with security forces in Abyan; al Houthis clash with local tribes in al Hudaydah.

Horn of Africa: Kenyan forces clash with al Shabaab fighters; Kenyan government announces new security measures for Kenya-Somalia border.

Yemen: Al Houthi leader announces meeting to resolve political crisis; suspected Ansar al Sharia militants detonate an IED in Hadramawt; Ansar al Sharia attacks military in Abyan.

Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab militants kidnap civilians; former al Shabaab member calls for al Shabaab fighters to surrender.

Yemen: U.S. airstrike kills three AQAP militants; Ansar al Sharia militants ambush al Houthis in al Bayda; VBIEd in Sana’a kills three al Houthis; Ansar al Sharia militants attack military checkpoint in Abyan.

Horn of Africa: Security forces retake villages in Bakool from al Shabaab; security forces seize ship carrying military equipment in Woqooyi Galbeed region.

Yemen: Yemeni president, prime minister and cabinet resign from office; Ansar al Sharia militants assassinate security officer in Hadramawt; IEDs target al Houthi positions in Sana’a.

Horn of Africa: Security forces in Mogadishu work to secure capital for Erdogan visit in wake of al Shabaab attack.

Yemen: President Hadi capitulates to al Houthi demands in Sana’a; car bombs target military officers in Sa’wan, Sana’a; al Houthis battle tribes in Ma’rib.

Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab targets visiting Turkish delegation; clan violence continues in Hiraan region.

Yemen: al Houthis seize Presidential Palace in Sana’a and hold President Hadi under house arrest; US sends two naval warships to Red Sea in response to unrest in Sana’a; Al Houthis seize missile brigade camp in Sana’a.

Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab releases statement praising Charlie Hebdo attacks while calling for more such attacks; Somali security forces tighten security in Mogadishu.

Yemen: Al Houthis battle military in Sana’a near presidential offices; al Houthis kidnap President’s chief of staff; Ansar al Sharia attack kills 5 soldiers in Hadramawt; Ansar al Sharia attacks military convoy in Shabwah.

Horn of Africa: Prominent cleric killed in Bay region; IED kills Somali district official in Mogadishu.

Yemen: IED kills three al Houthis in al Bayda; al Houthis kidnap soldier in Taiz; al Houthi Popular Committee members assault union president in Hudaydah.

Horn of Africa: Second al Shabaab member surrenders to Somali forces in Gedo region.

Yemen: IED kills five al Houthi militants in al Bayda; Suspected Ansar al Sharia militants assassinate man in Hadramawt.

Horn of Africa: Police officers attacked in Bari region; al Shabaab member surrenders to Somali Government in Luq; Governor of Lower Shabelle announces renewed operations against al Shabaab.

Yemen: AQAP claims credit for Charlie Hebdo Paris attack; IED dismantled in Dhamar; Ansar al Sharia militants assassinate local leader in Abyan; Ansar al Sharia militants ambush military convoy.

Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab militants attack Kenyan AMISOM convoy in Kenya’s Coast Province, killing one soldier.