March 23, 2024

Armed conflicts and attacks

Russian invasion of Ukraine

Crimea attacks

The Ukrainian Air Force launches a wave of airstrikes across Crimea, with several explosions reported in Sevastopol. Russian officials say at least ten missiles have been shot down over the peninsula, and that at least two civilians have been injured. (NDTV)

Eastern Ukraine campaign

The Russian military states that it has captured the town of Ivanivske in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine. (Barron's)

Crocus City Hall attack

The death toll from yesterday's terrorist attack at the Crocus City Hall music venue in Krasnogorsk, Moscow Oblast, Russia, increases to at least 137 people. Russian authorities report that 11 suspects, including the four assailants, have been arrested. (Reuters) (The Moscow Times)

Red Sea crisis

A Houthi missile hits Panamanian-flagged, Chinese-owned and operated oil tanker Huang Pu. It suffers minimal damage and a fire on board is quickly extinguished. No casualties are reported, and the vessel resumes its course. (X) (Newsweek) (Marine Log)

Somali civil war

2024 Busley army base attack

Al-Shabaab insurgents storm a Somali military base in Lower Shabelle, killing seven soldiers, including the commander of the base, while ten al-Shabaab fighters are reportedly killed in the ensuing shootout. (Reuters)

Law and crime

The Safeguarding National Security Ordinance law, passed by the Legislative Council, comes into effect in Hong Kong. The new law allows for a pre-charge detention of up to 16 days, and restricts legal rights for suspects, including their access to lawyers. (Hong Kong Free Press)