November 8, 2023

Armed conflicts and attacks

2023 attacks on U.S. bases in Iraq and Syria

A United States Air Force MQ-9 Reaper is shot down in international airspace off the coast of Yemen. The Iran-backed Houthis claim responsibility for the shooting. (CBS News)

2023 Israel–Hamas war

An independent United Nations expert says that widespread and systematic bombardment of housing and civilian infrastructure in Gaza amounts to a war crime and a crime against humanity. (AFP via Barron's)

Amnesty International says that Israel has heavily increased its use of detention without charges since the start of the war, while also allowing torture and degrading treatment in prisons. (Al Jazeera)

At least 4,237 Palestinian children have been killed in Gaza since the start of the war. An additional 1,350 children are reported as missing and most are presumed dead under the rubble of destroyed buildings in Gaza. (Al Jazeera)

Israeli aircraft renew their bombardment of the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza, resulting in at least 18 deaths. A residence belonging to a local family is also hit, with people trapped under the rubble. (Al Jazeera)

Gaza's Al-Shifa Hospital is hit with intense Israeli bombardment and flares. The hospital is housing tens of thousands of people sheltering from Israel's bombardment. (Al Jazeera)

Sites near the Indonesia Hospital are hit with Israeli bombardment. Electricity at the hospital is expected to be cut off soon due to the short supply of fuel. (Al Jazeera)(WAFA)

Al-Shifa ambulance airstrike

Human Rights Watch says that an Israeli airstrike on an ambulance outside the Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City should be investigated as a possible war crime, adding that it did not find evidence that the ambulance was being used for military purposes. (Human Rights Watch) (Al Jazeera)

Jabalia refugee camp airstrikes

Four people are killed in an airstrike on a house in the Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza. (Al Jazeera)

Afghan conflict

Islamic State–Taliban conflict

November 2023 Kabul bombing

Seven people are killed and 20 others injured when a bomb planted by Islamic State militants explodes on a bus carrying Shiites in Kabul. (AP)

Myanmar civil war

Operation 1027

Myanmar's junta leader Min Aung Hlaing calls up all military reservists to prepare for military operations to counter the recent offensives by rebel forces. (Irrawaddy)

Russian invasion of Ukraine

Southern Ukraine campaign

A Russian missile strike on a Liberian-flagged vessel entering the Pivdennyi Port in Odesa Oblast kills one crew member and injures four others. The vessel was being used to transport iron ore to China. (Reuters)

Syrian civil war

At least 30 pro-government militia forces and soldiers are killed in a series of attacks by the Islamic State (IS) near the cities of Deir ez-Zor, Homs, and Raqqa, with Russian airstrikes targeting the IS positions in response. (AFP via Barron's)

War in Sudan

Battle of Geneina

Ardamata massacre

At least 2,000 people are killed and 3,000 more are injured when the Rapid Support Forces massacre civilians in the Ardamata neighborhood of Geneina, West Darfur, following the Sudanese Army's withdrawal from the town. (Radio Dabanga) (Reuters)

Darfur campaign

The Rapid Support Forces capture the Sudanese Army base in Umm Keddada, North Darfur, after the army withdraws. (Radio Dabanga)

Experts and activists warn that the entirety of Darfur is close to being seized by the Rapid Support Forces, with North Darfur remaining the last state in the region under government control. (Al Jazeera)

Arts and culture

2023 SAG-AFTRA strike