The Weekly Edition

September 17, 2023 to September 23, 2023

Armed conflicts and attacks

Russian invasion of Ukraine

At least two people are killed and 21 others are injured in Russian strikes across Ukraine. (AP)

2023 Ukrainian counteroffensive

Ukraine says that it has recaptured the village of Klishchiivka, near Bakhmut, in Donetsk Oblast. (Reuters)

Attacks on civilians in the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Nine people are killed in Russian attacks across Ukraine, including six civilians in Kupiansk, Kharkiv Oblast. (Reuters)

Crimea attacks

2023 missile strike on the Sevastopol Naval Base

The headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, Crimea, is hit in a Ukrainian missile attack, killing at least one person and causing a fire in the building. (Al Jazeera)

War in Sudan

The Greater Nile Petroleum Oil Company Tower in Khartoum suffers heavy fire damage during clashes between the Sudanese Armed Forces and Rapid Support Forces. (NOS)

CNN, citing a source in the Ukrainian military, reports that Ukrainian special forces were likely behind recent drone strikes and a ground operation against Wagner Group mercenaries in Sudan. (CNN)

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

September 2023 Jenin incursion

Four Palestinians are killed and 30 others are injured in an Israeli Army raid in the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank. Two other Palestinians were also killed both in Jericho and Khan Yunis that afternoon. (Al Jazeera)

Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

2023 Nagorno-Karabakh clashes

Four Azerbaijani police officers and two civilians are killed by separate mine explosions in Nagorno-Karabakh, with Azerbaijan blaming Armenian sabotage groups for the deaths. (AFP via Al Arabiya)

Azerbaijan launches an offensive on Nagorno-Karabakh, demanding the withdrawal of ethnic Armenian forces. Azerbaijani forces strike Stepanakert, its de facto capital. (Al Jazeera) (CBC News)

Azerbaijan claims that its forces broke through the contact line and captured over 60 military posts in Nagorno-Karabakh. Artsakh forces deny the claims. (Reuters)

Artsakh says 25 people, including a child, were killed due to the fighting, and 138 others were injured. Azerbaijan says one civilian was killed by shelling in Shusha. (AP)

The Artsakh Defence Army in Nagorno-Karabakh surrenders, accepting a Russian-proposed ceasefire with Azerbaijan and agreeing to vacate combat positions, disarm, and relinquish all ammunition and military equipment. (BBC News) (Reuters) (

Peace talks between Azerbaijan and the separatists are expected to begin tomorrow in Yevlakh. Russia's peacekeeping contingent will assist in coordinating the ceasefire. (DW)

Thousands of Artsakh residents gather at the Stepanakert Airport, where some Russian peacekeepers are stationed, seeking evacuation. (CTV News)

Several Russian peacekeepers are killed after Azeri forces open fire on their UAZ Patriot near Chankatagh, Martakert Province. President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev apologizes for the deaths and orders an investigation into the incident. (The Moscow Times) (Anadolu Agency)

Colombian conflict

A car bomb explodes near a police station in Timba, Cauca Department, Colombia, killing two people and wounding two others. (La Prensa Latina)

Aftermath of the 2023 Nagorno-Karabakh clashes

Delegates from Azerbaijan and Artsakh meet in the Azeri city of Yevlakh. No formal agreement is adopted after two hours of talks. (Daily Sabah)