The Weekly Edition

August 7, 2022 to August 13, 2022

Armed conflicts and attacks

Five people are killed and 100 others injured as security forces clashes with protesters demanding presidential election be held in November in Somaliland. (Reuters)

Gaza–Israel conflict

Operation Breaking Dawn

Israel and the Islamic Jihad agree to a ceasefire agreement for the Gaza Strip. (CNN)

Islamist insurgency in the Sahel

Fifteen troops are killed when their vehicle hits a roadside bomb in Bam Province, Burkina Faso. (Reuters)

Mali War

Forty-two soldiers and four civilians are killed during an attack near the town of Tessit by Islamic State in the Greater Sahara gunmen. Twenty-two other soldiers are wounded, and 37 of the attackers are also killed. (Al Jazeera)

The German defence ministry suspends its military's aerial reconnaissance and transport operations in Mali after the government of Mali denied the departure of one of their flights. (Bloomberg News)

Ituri conflict, 2021–2022 Democratic Republic of the Congo attacks

Twenty people are killed when suspected Islamists attack two villages in Ituri, Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Reuters)

Insurgency in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Insurgency in Northern Chad

The government of Chad and more than 30 rebel and opposition factions sign a peace agreement at talks in Doha, Qatar. However, the main rebel group Front for Change and Concord in Chad rejects the agreement, saying that negotiators had not listened to their demands, which included the release of political prisoners. (Reuters)

2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine

A Russian missile strike in Nikopol Raion, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, kills at least 13 civilians and injures 11 others. (The New York Times)

2022 Ukrainian summer counteroffensive

Multiple explosions are reported at a Russian military air base near Novofedorivka in western Crimea. At least one person is killed and six others are injured, according to Crimean authorities. (Reuters) (Sky News)

Russian occupation of Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Ibrahim al-Nabulsi, local head of the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, and two other people are killed during a raid by Israeli soldiers in Nablus. At least 40 others are injured. (BBC News)

Boko Haram insurgency

Four civilians and a soldier are killed, and another civilian is wounded, during three separate attacks by Boko Haram gunmen in the Far North Region, Cameroon. (Xinhua)

Mexican drug war

Cartel gunmen in Mexico burn down dozens of stores and block streets with burning cars in the states of Jalisco and Guanajuato in response to arrests of cartel figures by the National Guard. (AP)

Eight people are killed and five others injured in a prison riot and shootings at a food shop and a pizzeria in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. Two other premises are set on fire. (MSN) (CBS News)

At least a dozen vehicles are burned and several streets are blocked in the state of Baja California, mainly in the cities of Tijuana, Mexicali and Ensenada. This is the fourth major incident in the last week where arson and blocked streets have been reported. (KGTV)

Russo-Ukrainian War

2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine

Russian occupation of Zaporizhzhia Oblast

At least ten shells hit the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant with both Russia and Ukraine blaming each other for the attack, which damaged an office building and the plant's fire station. (BBC News)

Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir

Three soldiers are killed in an attack at a military base in Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Two of the attackers are killed in the ensuing shootout. (Reuters)

Islamic State–Taliban conflict

Cleric Rahimullah Haqqani is killed by a suicide bomber at a seminary in Kabul, Afghanistan. IS-KP claims responsibility for the killing. (Al Jazeera) (The Times of Israel)

Stabbing of Salman Rushdie

Anglo-Indian writer Salman Rushdie is attacked at a public event in Chautauqua, New York, United States, sustaining multiple stab wounds to the neck and abdomen. The suspect is arrested by New York State Police. (Reuters) (AP)