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: Local popular resistance forces retake Aden airport

Horn of Africa: US issues travel alert for Kenya

Yemen Security Brief

  • Local popular resistance forces, assisted by the Saudi Arabian-led coalition as well as Saudi Arabian naval vessels, retook Aden international airport on July 14 after extensive conflict for control of the airport. The retaking of the airport is a significant territorial gain as local popular resistance forces fight against the al Houthi movement for control of the city of Aden.[1]

Horn of Africa Security Brief

  • The United States Department of State issued a travel alert ahead of President Barack Obama’s visit later this month. The alert warns US citizens that the Global Entrepreneurship Summit may be a potential target for criminal and terrorist activity. [2]  
[1] “Yemeni Popular Resistance forces retake Aden airport,” al Arabiya, June 14, 2015. Available:
[2] “Kenya travel alert,” US Department of State, July 13, 2015. Available:
“US warns citizens ahead of President Obama’s Kenya visit,” BBC, July 14, 2015. Available:


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