November 9, 2023

Armed conflicts and attacks

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

United States forces are attacked three times in the past 24 hours in Iraq, including drone strikes on Al-Asad Airbase and Al-Harir Air Base, and an IED attack on a U.S. patrol near the Mosul Dam. No casualties are reported. (Reuters)

2023 Israel–Hamas war

The heads of the UNRWA and the World Health Organization say that conditions at Al-Shifa hospital, Gaza's largest hospital, are "disastrous" with emergency rooms overflowing with sick and injured patients. (Al Jazeera)

The Indonesia Hospital in northern Gaza reports at least 65 deaths and more than 100 injuries from ongoing Israeli bombardment. (Al Jazeera)

At least three people are killed and dozens more are injured when an Israeli airstrike hits near the Al-Nasr Hospital in western Gaza. (Al Jazeera)

At least four people are killed and dozens more are injured by Israeli artillery fire and shelling in southern Gaza. (Al Jazeera)

Two Israeli settlers are shot, and one is seriously injured, near the West Bank settlement of Itamar. (Al Jazeera)

Houthi involvement in the 2023 Israel–Hamas war

An unidentified drone strikes a building in the port city of Eilat, after Israel intercepts a ballistic missile over the Red Sea with its Arrow missile defense system. The Yemen-based Houthis claim responsibility, but the Israel Defense Forces blame an unspecified organization in Syria for the strike. (Reuters)

October-November 2023 Jenin incursion

Israeli forces use bulldozers to destroy streets in Jenin in the West Bank, supported by helicopters and reconnaissance aircraft, following a shootout in the city that killed 15 Palestinians. (The Guardian)

Jabalia refugee camp airstrikes

At least 30 Palestinians are killed in Israeli airstrikes overnight in the Jabalia refugee camp and in the Sabra neighborhood in Gaza City. (Al Jazeera)

Myanmar civil war

Operation 1027

Myanmar state media reports that Tatmadaw-installed president Myint Swe expressed concern that the country will be divided into multiple parts if the success of the rebel offensive continues, as hundreds of soldiers are killed during the offensive. (AFP via Barron's)

Rebel forces capture the township capitals of Namhkam and Kunlong in Shan State. (Irrawaddy)

Health and environment

Puerto Rico declares an influenza epidemic after 25,900 cases have been reported since July, with 42 deaths and more than 900 hospitalizations. (AP)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves the world's first vaccine against the chikungunya virus. (AFP via Bangkok Post)

Air pollution in Lahore

Toxic gray smog causes tens of thousands of people in Lahore, Pakistan, to become ill, forcing authorities to close schools, markets, and parks for four days. (AP)