The Weekly Edition

June 9, 2024 to June 15, 2024

Armed conflicts and attacks

A Russian warship and a nuclear-powered submarine conduct military drills in the Caribbean sea simulating a missile strike on enemy ships after passing near the coast of Florida in order to reach Havana, Cuba. (AP)

Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir

2024 Reasi attack

Nine people are killed and 41 others are injured near Reasi, Jammu and Kashmir, India, when a bus carrying Hindu pilgrims falls into a ravine after being shot at. (Al Jazeera)

Insurgency in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Israel–Hezbollah conflict

Two people are killed in Israeli airstrikes near Aitaroun, Lebanon, according to the National News Agency. (Al Jazeera)

Russian invasion of Ukraine

Russia says that it has captured the villages of Tymkivka in Kharkiv Oblast and Miasozharivka in Luhansk Oblast. (Barron's via AFP)

Crimea attacks

Ukraine's military says that its missile strikes near Yevpatoriya and Chornomorske in Russian-occupied Crimea damaged three Russian air defense systems. (Reuters)

Eastern Ukraine campaign

The Russian Defence Ministry says that its forces have recaptured the village of Staromaiorske in Donetsk Oblast. (Fakti) (Reuters)

Military aid to Ukraine during the Russo-Ukrainian War

The United States lifts a ban on sending U.S. weaponry to Ukraine's Azov Brigade. (The Washington Post)

Leaders at the G7 summit agree to loan Ukraine US$50 billion and use interest from Russia's frozen central bank assets as collateral for the loan. (AP)

Military aid to Ukraine during the Russo-Ukrainian War, Ukraine–European Union relations, Ukraine–United States relations

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announces that the European Union will give Ukraine 3.4 billion (USD$3.6 billion) throughout the summer from Russian frozen assets revenue. (The Kyiv Independent)

The United States approves a move to send a second Patriot missile system to Ukraine. (AP)

Belarus–Russia relations

Russia and Belarus begin the second stage of their tactical nuclear weapons drills. (The Independent)

Foreign involvement in the Russian invasion of Ukraine, India–Russia relations

Two Indians recruited by the Russian army are killed in Ukraine with the Indian foreign ministry urging Moscow to quickly return all Indian nationals who are serving in the Russian army. (BBC News)

Kryvyi Rih strikes

Nine people are killed and 26 others are injured in a Russian airstrike on Kryvyi Rih. (Reuters) (NDTV)

Kyiv strikes

Russia launches a wave of cruise missiles and drone attacks at Kyiv. Ukraine claims to have intercepted all missiles and drones, although debris did cause some damage to infrastructure. (Reuters)

United States and the Russian invasion of Ukraine

U.S. President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy sign a ten-year security agreement to strengthen Ukraine's defensive capabilities. (AP)

Sudanese civil war

The International Organization for Migration says that more than 10 million people have now been internally displaced by the war in Sudan, including around a third of the population of the capital Khartoum, making it the world's worst displacement crisis. (Al Jazeera)

Battle of El Fasher

The last remaining operational hospital in Al-Fashir, North Darfur, closes down after being stormed and looted by the Rapid Support Forces, according to Médecins Sans Frontières. (The Guardian)

Nigerian bandit conflict

At least 50 people are killed and an unknown number are kidnapped, including women and children, when gunmen attack the village of Yargoje in Katsina State, Nigeria. (Al Arabiya)

Somali civil war

At least 55 people are killed and 155 others are injured in fighting between the Dir and Marehan clans in central Somalia. (Reuters)

Israel–Hamas war

Humanitarian aid during the Israel–Hamas war

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken announces more than $400 million in new humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza. (CNN)

The United Nations suspends humanitarian aid delivery at the U.S. military-constructed Gaza floating pier pending investigations on whether the pier was used in the Israeli raid on the Nuseirat refugee camp and on the security of humanitarian workers at the pier. (AP)

The United States military plans to temporarily dismantle the Gaza floating pier and move it to Israel following predictions of rough seas, suspending humanitarian aid shipments at the pier for the third time in the past month. (ABC News)

The United States State Department officially adds the Israeli group Tsav 9 to its list of sanctioned entities for impeding the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip. (BBC News) (Reuters)

Israel–Hezbollah conflict

Israel kills three Hezbollah fighters and Taleb Abdullah, a senior commander, in southern Lebanon. Hezbollah retaliates by launching over 250 rockets towards northern Israel, the most the group has sent in the war. (Times of Israel) (Reuters)

Hezbollah launches more than 200 rockets at northern Israel. In response, Israeli artillery strikes targets in Yaroun, Hanine, and Yater in southern Lebanon. (The New York Times)

The Israel Defense Forces launch incendiary devices across the Lebanese border with a trebuchet in order to prevent infiltration from the border. (Newsweek)

Islamic State insurgency in Iraq

Iraqi security forces in cooperation with U.S.-led coalition forces kill Abu Zainab, a senior member of Islamic State in Raqqa, Syria. (Reuters)

Korean conflict

South Korea says that its forces fired warning shots at North Korean soldiers who briefly crossed the demarcation line in the Korean Demilitarized Zone. South Korean authorities state that they believe the intrusion, which occurred in a densely forested area, was accidental. (Reuters)

Impact of war on children, Sudanese civil war

The United Nations adds the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces to its list of offenders for violating children's rights. (BBC News)

Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Russian soldiers complete their withdrawal from the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. (The Moscow Times)

Red Sea crisis

The Houthis strike and sink the Greek-owned, Liberian-flagged cargo ship Tutor with an unmanned surface vehicle. (Reuters)

The United States military launches attacks on and destroys seven Houthi radar stations in Yemen in retaliation after a merchant sailor went missing following Houthi strikes on ships in the Red Sea. (The Seattle Times)

Syrian civil war

Sixteen Syrian soldiers, including an officer, are killed in Homs Governorate in a minefield laid by Islamic State militants and in an attack by the Islamic State. (Al Arabiya)

Allied Democratic Forces insurgency

Suspected Islamist rebels kill more than 20 people in Mayikengo, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Times of India)

Jihadist insurgency in Niger

Six Nigerien soldiers are killed in an attack on the Niger–Benin Oil Pipeline in Dosso region, Niger. (Reuters)

Russo-Ukrainian War

International sanctions during the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Germany vetoes a European Union sanction package that would prevent EU members from re-exporting Russian liquefied natural gas from EU ports and prevent EU companies from selling sanctioned products to Russia. (The Kyiv Independent)

Peace negotiations in the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin announces that he is ready for a ceasefire if Ukraine withdraws from Russian-claimed territories, including liberated areas, and stops its accession to NATO. However, Ukraine rejects the offer. (AP)