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: Southern popular resistance forces retake the city of Aden

Horn of Africa: Al Shabaab releases ID cards of soldiers killed in Lego attack

Yemen Security Brief

  • Southern popular resistance forces, with the assistance of the Saudi Arabian-led air coalition, retook the majority of the city of Aden from the al Houthi movement after months of prolonged fighting. Southern popular resistance forces initially captured Aden International Airport and advanced into the Khormaksar, Crater, and al Mualla areas of the city. This is the most significant gain of territory by the popular resistance movement since Aden was taken by the al Houthi movement in March.[1]

Horn of Africa Security Brief

  • Al Shabaab released the African Union and Burundi identification cards for 52 of the Burundi African Union Mission in Somalia troops the group claims to have killed in its June 26 attack on a Lego, Middle Shabelle region, military base.[2]

[1] “Aden Freed from Houthi Militants Says the Popular Resistance in the South,” Yemen Times, July 14, 2015. Available:
[2] “Al Shabaab releases ID cards,” Live from Mogadishu, Twitter, July 15, 2015. Available:
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