Gulf of Aden Security Review

A regularly updated review of both Yemen and the Horn of Africa covering topics related to security, governance, and militant activity.

Yemen: UAE drone strikes Yemeni Army positions in eastern Yemen

Somalia: Al Shabaab SVBIED targets a local official in southern Somalia

Yemen Security Brief:

A suspected UAE drone struck Yemeni Army positions in Hadramawt governorate, eastern Yemen, on August 12.[i]

Somalia Security Brief:

Al Shabaab detonated a Suicide Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (SVBIED) targeting a local official in Afgoi, Lower Shabelle region, southern Somalia, on August 11.[ii] Al Shabaab claimed the SVBIED killed the former deputy commissioner of Afgoi.

[i] Mareb Press, “Shabwah... News about the re-targeting of the government forces by the UAE’s aircraft and directed to dismiss al Awlaki,” August 12, 2022,

[ii] Caasimada, “An explosion occurred today in Afgoi and an official was killed,” August 11, 2022,

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