Essential intelligence on Africa and the Middle East

Home > News > Monitoring News > Counter-terrorism ops lead to deaths and detentions in Aden

Counter-terrorism ops lead to deaths and detentions in Aden

Security forces operating in and around Aden under the control of minister of state Hani Bin Breik (aka Hizam Al-Amny or ‘Security Zone’) have borne the brunt of casualties fighting Ansar Al-Sharia (AAS), particularly in Abyan and Lahj provinces. The series of counter-terrorism operations have, however, led to the capture or killing of a number of Jihadist leaders, including Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) ‘emir’ in Lahj and Abu Ali Al-Lahaji, who was killed on 31 January.

Due diligence

For clients seeking a balanced picture of a company or individual, due diligence can provide an accurate view of their reputation, connections and identify potential problems

More >

Strategic advisory

From political risk to market entry studies our strategic advisory service is specifically tailored to a client’s current or intended strategic position

More >


Our consultancy services range from carrying out large-scale quantitative projects for public sector clients to identifying opportunities and monitoring risks for investors and developers

More >


Engaging government and industry with local experts to discuss the changing political landscape and emerging investment trends in Africa and the Middle East

More >