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 continue to target al Houthi and al Houthi-allied military units in Yemen; suspected Saudi airstrike destroys factory in al Hudaydah.

Horn of Africa: Ahlu Sunna wa al Jama’a prevents AMISOM forces from reaching town in Galgudud region; security forces increase their presence in Mogadishu.

Yemen: Al Houthis exchange fire with Saudis near Saudi-Yemeni border; Operation Decisive Storm airstrikes continue to pound Yemen; al Houthis clash with pro-Hadi forces in Aden.

Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab intelligence official surrenders in Bakool region; unknown gunmen kill Ugandan prosecutor in Kampala; security forces conduct security operation in Lower Jubba region.

Yemen: Al Houthi militants clash with pro-Hadi forces in Aden; Operation Decisive Storm continues to target al Houthi military targets in Yemen; al Houthis and 33rd Armored Brigade clash with pro-Hadi forces in al Dhaleh; al Houthis and 115th Brigade seize Zinjibar from pro-Hadi forces.

Horn of Africa: Three women arrested trying to join al Shabaab; al Shabaab claims responsibility March 27 Mogadishu Hotel attack.

Yemen: Saudi-led operation Decisive Storm continues airstrikes in Yemen; pro-Hadi forces recapture Aden Airport and Badr military camp in Aden; al Houthis seize military base in Shabwah.

Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab commander captured in Mogadishu; Somali pirates hijack Iranian vessel; Kenyan police detain 52 in Mombasa.

Yemen: Saudi-led international coalition launches operation Resolute Storm in Yemen; ten countries join Saudi operation in Yemen; al Houthi militants enter Aden city, Aden; Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi flees to Oman.

Horn of Africa: U.S. warns of threat of possible attack in Kampala; Kenyan police officer killed by unknown gunmen in Mombasa; Somali army and police clash in Gedo region.

Yemen: Al Houthi militants and allied-military units advance toward Aden through Lahij governorate; airstrikes target Hadi in Aden; Hadi’s government requests military intervention from the Arab League.

Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab kidnaps former official in Galgudud region; Somali security forces capture explosives-laden vehicle in Galgudud region.

Yemen: Al Houthi forces clash with pro-Hadi forces in al Dhaleh; U.N. envoy Jamal Benomar announces peace talks in Doha, Qatar; al Houthis seize town in Lahij from pro-Hadi forces.

Horn of Africa: Security operation in Middle Shabelle region; AMISOM forces withdraw from towns in Lower Shabelle region; Kenya announces increased security along Somali border.

Yemen: U.S. withdraws remaining personnel from Yemen; unidentified gunmen seize al Hawta city, Lahij; Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi requests military intervention from Gulf States; al Houthis take control of Taiz city.

Horn of Africa: AMISOM and Somali forces capture coastal town in Lower Jubba region; al Shabaab conducts grenade attack in Lower Shabelle region; gunmen attack vehicle in Mudug region; clan militias clash in Hiraan region.

Yemen: Unidentified militants carry out quadruple suicide attacks targeting two Zaydi mosques in Sana’a; unidentified militant detonates SVEST targeting al Houthis in Sa’ada; Special Security Forces reportedly send al Houthi troops to Taiz.

Horn of Africa: Security forces attempt to open roads in Hiraan region; al Shabaab releases video depicting 2009 suicide bombers.

Yemen: Forces loyal to Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi retake Aden International Airport from pro-al Houthi forces; al Houthis deploy forces to Ma’rib-al Bayda border; French citizen released from captivity after nearly a month.

Horn of Africa: The U.S. Department of Defense confirms March 12 airstrike targeting al Shabaab member.