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: Al Houthis clash with southern security forces in Dhaleh governorate
Horn of Africa: AFRICOM conducts airstrike on al Shabaab in southern Somalia; Jubbaland State security forces deploy additional members to Gedo region
Yemen Security Brief:
Al Houthi militants clashed with southern security forces in Qataba district in Dhaleh governorate in southern Yemen on March 6.
Horn of Africa Security Brief:
US Africa Command (AFRICOM) conducted an airstrike targeting al Shabaab near Qunyo Barrow in southern Somalia’s Middle Jubba region on March 5. The strike killed one militant. This is the fifth AFRICOM airstrike near Qunyo Barrow since February 28.
Jubbaland State security forces deployed additional members to Beled Hawo in the Gedo region in southern Somalia on March 5. This reinforcement follows clashes between the Somali National Army and Jubbaland State security forces in the Gedo region on March 2.
 Violent clashes break out between the southern forces and the Houthi militia in the Battar front,” 7adramout, March 6, 2020, https://www.7adramout.net/4MAY/7321421/%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%AF%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%B9-%D8%A7%D8%B4%D8%AA%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%83%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%B9%D9%86%D9%8A%D9%81%D8%A9-%D8%A8%D9%8A%D9%86-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%82%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AC%D9%86%D9%88%D8%A8%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D9%88%D9%85%D9%84%D9%8A%D8%B4%D9%8A%D8%A7-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AD%D9%88%D8%AB%D9%8A-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D8%AC%D8%A8%D9%87%D8%A9-%D8%A8%D8%AA%D8%A7%D8%B1.html.
 “Federal Government of Somalia, AFRICOM target al-Shabaab,” AFRICOM, March 6, 2020, https://www.africom.mil/media-room/pressrelease/32622/federal-government-of-somalia-africom-target-al-shabaab; and Pamela Makadsi and Samuel Bloebaum, “Gulf of Aden Security Review - March 3, 2020,” Critical Threats Project at the American Enterprise Institute, March 3, 2020, https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-march-3-2020.
 “More Jubbaland forces dispatched to Gedo hours after Farmajo, Uhuru phone call,” Garowe, March 5, 2020, https://www.garoweonline.com/en/news/somalia/more-jubaland-forces-dispatched-to-gedo-hours-after-farmajo-uhuru-phone-call; and Samuel Bloebaum and Pamela Makadsi, “Gulf of Aden Security Review - March 5, 2020,” Critical Threats Project at the American Enterprise Institute, March 5, 2020, https://www.criticalthreats.org/briefs/gulf-of-aden-security-review/gulf-of-aden-security-review-march-5-2020.