January 31, 2024

Armed conflicts and attacks

Russian invasion of Ukraine

Russia and Ukraine conduct a prisoner exchange on the border, with 195 soldiers being returned to Russia, and 207 military personnel and civilians being returned to Ukraine, respectively. The deal was facilitated by the United Arab Emirates. (BBC News)

Crimea attacks

The Ukrainian Air Force launches a wave of Storm Shadow cruise missile strikes on Russian military infrastructure in Crimea, with explosions reported near Sevastopol International Airport. Russia says it shot down 20 Ukrainian missiles over the Black Sea. (The Telegraph)

Iraqi conflict

Attacks on U.S. bases in Iraq, Jordan, and Syria

Kata'ib Hezbollah suspends operations against the U.S. military in Iraq, in order to "prevent embarrassment of the Iraqi government". (Reuters)

Disasters and accidents

A hangar currently under construction collapses in Boise, Idaho, United States, killing three people and injuring nine. (ABC News)