Gulf of Aden Security Review

Contributors: Sam Cleaves (current), Joshua Koontz (current), James Miller (current), Greg Schroeder (current), 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: Al Houthi gunmen clash with tribal militants in Ibb; students protest al Houthi occupation in Sana’a; Yemeni military fires on Southern Movement protestors in Aden; AQAP assassinates two al Houthis in Sana’a.

Horn of Africa: AMISOM and Somali National Army forces clash with al Shabaab militants in Galgudud region; Jubbaland security forces attack al Shabaab militants in Lower Jubba region; Uganda deploys 2,700 solider to Somalia.

Yemen: Ansar al Sharia militants regain control of territory in al Bayda; Al Houthi militants fought with local tribesmen in Ibb; Defense Minister announces new military leadership appointments; citizens protest al Houthi checkpoints in Sana’a.

Horn of Africa: AMISOM forces conduct airstrikes targeting al Shabaab in Lower Jubba region; Somali security forces conduct security operation in Mogadishu; Somali National Army forces clashed with unidentified militants in Middle Shabelle region; Somali security forces clash with protestors in Bay region.

Yemen: President Hadi requests al Houthi militants to leave all cities; IED kill 21 al Houthis in al Bayda; tribal militants and Ansar al Sharia gunmen fight with al Houthi rebels in al Bayda; AQAP attacks base in Shabwah.

Horn of Africa: Suspected al Shabaab militants detonate car bomb in Mogadishu; al Shabaab’s media branch releases a video of raid in Lower Shabelle region; AMISOM and Somali National Army forces clash with al Shabaab militants in Lower Jubba region; unidentified gunmen target Somali official in Mogadishu.

Yemen: Abdul Malik al Houthi addresses Yemeni public; Ansar al Sharia describes anti-Houthi propaganda campaign; Protestors demonstrate against al Houthi militants in Ibb; al Tihami gunmen fight with al Houthi militants in al Hudaydah.

Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab militants attack Somali National Army forces in Lower Shabelle Region; Jubbaland security forces seize village from al Shabaab in Lower Jubba region; unidentified gunmen assassinate former Kenyan official in Kenya’s Eastern Province.

Yemen: Ansar al Sharia forms alliance with tribes in Ibb; Al Houthi militants search American Embassy delivery in Sana’a; AQAP militants clash with al Houthi gunmen in al Bayda; Southern Movement protestors demonstrate in Abyan.

Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab releases video of a confession by a French spy involved in operations against al Shabaab in 2013; Kenyan security forces reportedly arrest al Shabaab official in Kenya’s Eastern Province; unidentified gunmen attack village elder in Lower Shabelle region.

Yemen: Al Houthi gunmen kill AQAP member in al Bayda; AQAP judge calls for Sunnis to fight al Houthis; al Houthi militants storm government building in Sana’a; AQAP militants detonate IED in Shabwah.

Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab militants attack Jubbaland and AMISOM forces in Lower Jubba region; Somali security forces arrest dozens of suspected militants in Mogadishu; al Shabaab militants publicly execute man accused of rape in Lower Shabelle region.

Yemen: AQAP militants fight al Houthi gunmen in al Bayda; civilians gather to protest al Houthi presence in Sana’a; Southern Movement organizes protests in Hadramawt; Opposition coalition issues statement to President Hadi.

Horn of Africa: Somali National Army forces clash with al Shabaab militants in Hiraan region; Somali security forces conduct security operations in Bakool region; Jubbaland security forces arrest four suspected al Shabaab militants in Gedo region.

Yemen: AQAP militants attack al Houthi gunmen in al Bayda; al Houthi gunmen capture city in Ibb; Ansar al Sharia militants retake city in Ibb; al Houthi militants storm the governor of Sana’a’s home in Sana’a.

Horn of Africa: AMISOM forces kill five suspected al Shabaab militants near Ethiopian border in Kenya; suspected al Shabaab militants behead civilian in Lower Shabelle region; armed militias attack AMISOM forces in Hiraan region; unidentified gunman assassinates security officer in Mudug region.

Yemen: Al Houthi gunmen seize border post in Hajjah; AQAP calls on jihad groups to end infighting; Yemeni soldiers fire on Southern Movement protestors in Aden; armed tribesmen attack al Houthi militants in Ibb.

Horn of Africa: AMISOM forces arrest suspected al Shabaab militants in Lower Shabelle region; Kenyan security forces disarm IED planted by suspected al Shabaab militants in Kenya’s North Eastern Province.

Yemen: Ansar al Sharia militants target al Houthis in Ibb and al Bayda; AQAP militants attack military checkpoint in Hadramawt; tribes protest al Houthi control in Ibb.

Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab militants detonate fourth VBIED in Mogadishu in as many days; al Shabaab militants ambush AMISOM forces in Lower Shabelle and Banadir regions; unidentified assailants target Mandera governor’s convoy with IED in Kenya’s North Eastern Province.