10/03 Military Flashpoints

October 3, 2019

MIDDLE EAST, WEST ASIAS

  • ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ 4 Pakistani militants killed after crossing Durand Line and engaging in gunfight with NDS forces in Khost
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ 9 killed, wounded as Taliban militants open fire on civilians in Ghazni
    • Airstrikes kill 11 Taliban and ISIS militants; destroy 3 car bombs in 4 provinces
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถ Iraq 'blocks social media' amid violent crackdown on protests

AFRICAS

  • ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑย At least 40 people have been killed and 60 more are missing following an attack by extremists on 2 military camps in Mali
  • ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ด Islamist insurgent attack in Somalia repelled
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พ Libya: Mitiga airport on fire after yet another reported airstrike
  • ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria: Panic in Zamfara communities as hundreds of armed bandits pass through

Zamfara State, Nigeria


10/02 Climate Change Update

October 2, 2019

EAST ASIAS, OCEANIA

  • ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท S. Korea confirms 10th cases of African swine fever at pig farm in Paju
  • ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ Taiwan: Farming losses from Typhoon Mitag hit NT$1.88 million
  • ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ Citing 'unhealthy air', Vietnam tells people to limit outdoor activities
  • ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Pollution continues to affect Bangkok, nearby provinces
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Of the almost 3,000 magpie attacks reported in Australia this year, only one was in Tasmania
  • ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌ Residents flee after Ulawun volcanic eruption in Papua New Guinea

EUROPE

  • ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugalโ€™s maritime authority has ordered the closure of the ports on the island of Faial, Sรฃo Jorge, Pico, Corvo and Flores by the passage of hurricane "Lorenzo"
    • Hundreds of dead fish removed from Rio de Mirandela
    • Hurricane Lorenzo to Bring 70-Foot Waves to Azores
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Storm Lorenzo: Minister warns of 'ferocious and dangerous' wave surges along Ireland's coast

AMERICAS

  • ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ US Weather Prediction Cente: Moderate flood threat from the Mexico border to the Great Lakes
    • Lizard protections sought in Southwest amid US oil boom
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Tropical Storm Narda Kills Two, Causes Flooding and Landslides in Mexico Before Dissipating

AFRICAS

  • ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พ Libya: Municipality of Central Tripoli collects 1,372 tons of rubbish off streets over four days

Lots of Garbage!


10/02 Military Flashpoints

October 2, 2019

AFRICAS

  • ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Nigeria: Kidnapped Civil Defence operatives released
    • Five anti-jihadist fighters killed near Gubio
  • ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ด Somalia: US launches airstrikes on al-Shabab in response to attack on US commando outpost, 10 militants killed
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พ Libya: US kills 7 IS fighters by an airstrike in the south
    • UAE, Turkish drones battle it out in Libya skies.
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ 25 Malian soldiers killed in jihadist attacks on military bases: govt
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช Kenya police kill 3 suspected jihadists after attack warning

EAST ASIAS

  • ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Mortar Explosions Injure Five Civilians in Myanmarโ€™s War-torn Rakhine State
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ต N.Korea fires 'projectiles' after saying it will talk to US: South
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ Indian forces detained 150 children in Kashmir

MIDDLE EAST, WEST ASIAS

  • ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ช Yemeni army forces and their allies take three Saudi military bases during the second phase of Najran operation
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถ Iraqi forces foil suspected ISIS attack on Shia pilgrims south of Baghdad
    • Turkish shelling kills 3 alleged PKK fighters near village in Kurdistan
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซTaliban leader Gul Nabi Mubarez killed in Balkh airstrike

Estimated North Korean Missile Ranges


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