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, https://marebpress.net/news_details.php?lang=arabic&sid=186385.
[ii] Caasimada, “An explosion occurred today in Afgoi and an official was killed,” August 11, 2022, https://www.caasimada.net/qarax-maanta-ka-dhacay-afgooye-oo-masuul-lagu-dilay/.