ARAC Curated Global Security News Headlines July 23-24, 2022

United Nations Security
Daily update ⋅ July 24, 2022 NEWS

Iraq submits complaint to UN against Turkey after attack - AP News
AP News
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq has filed a complaint to the U.N. Security Council, requesting an urgent session to discuss a deadly artillery attack this ...

UN Security Council sets Tuesday for an emergency session on the "Turkish aggression"
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Iraqi Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein on Saturday stated that the UN Security Council has set Tuesday for an emergency ...

Sri Lanka: Security Forces Assault Peaceful Protesters - Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch
The United Nations warned that 5.7 million people “require immediate humanitarian assistance.” With many Sri Lankans experiencing extreme shortages of ...

Letters to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate on ...
The White House
... security forces, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), and international security presences, ...

DR Congo
Daily update ⋅ July 23-24, 2022

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Humanitarian Situation in Rutshuru and Nyiragongo Territories

Situation Report in English on Democratic Republic of the Congo about Coordination, Education and more; published on 22 Jul 2022 by OCHA.

Three die in DR Congo rebel groups fight - Voice of Nigeria
Voice of Nigeria
Three people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo in fighting between rival rebel groups for control of a gold mine..

UNESCO Condemns Killing Of Radio Technician In DR Congo - HumAngle Media
HumAngle Media
Between 1994 and 2021, 25 journalists were killed in DR Congo, according to the Congolese “Journalist In Danger” organisation. Hangi is the first ...

Rival Armed Groups Clash In DR Congo, Leave Multiple Injured - HumAngle Media
HumAngle Media
The Mai-Mai-UPLC (Union Patriotique pour la Liberation du Congo) from Biambwe region, near Nziapanda-Manguredjipa, came to relieve DR Congo ...

DRC to auction oil and gas permits in endangered gorilla habitat - The Guardian
The Guardian
Sale calls into question protection deal signed at Cop26 as expert warns Congo auction could be a catastrophe for wildlife, health and climate.

UNHCR gravely concerned by death toll of displaced in DR Congo's east - ReliefWeb
News and Press Release in English on Democratic Republic of the Congo ... fleeing violence in their village in North Kivu province, DR Congo.

DR Congo warns of 'militarising' wildlife parks in Rwanda spat - Daily Monitor
Daily Monitor
Tourism Minister Modero Nsimba accused Rwanda -- which this week is hosting an international conference on protected wildlife areas in Africa ...

Civilian Deaths Surge in Eastern DRC as Attacks Escalate
FILE - People attempt to cross the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ugandan border with their belongings to seek refuge after clashes between the ...

UNHCR gravely concerned by death toll of displaced in DR Congo's east
UNHCR gravely concerned by death toll of displaced in DR Congo's east ... fleeing violence in their village in North Kivu province, DR Congo.

Explainer: What's Behind the Rising Conflict in Eastern DRC?
“I ran away with my family,” she said of the March day that M23 rebels arrived in Cheya, her village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's ...

Belgian Monarch Calls On International Community To Resolve Conflict In DR Congo
The eastern DR Congo has witnessed violence orchestrated by armed local and foreign groups, mainly the M23 rebels.

DR Congo, Rwanda Want Quick Deployment Of Regional Force - HumAngle Media
HumAngle Media
The two parties, which have been meeting in the Angolan capital Luanda since Wednesday, July 20, 2022, under the auspices of the great DR Congo-Rwanda ...

Angola to build railway to DR Congo to speed mineral exports - Global Construction Review
Global Construction Review
The aim of the project is to connect the mineral wealth of the DRC with the Angolan port of Lobito, about 500km south of Luanda, Angola's capital.

Daily update ⋅ July 23-24, 2022

Somalia's Al-Shabab Militants Launch Attack in Ethiopia; Heavy Casualties Reported
Al-Shabab militants from Somalia launched a cross-border attack into Ethiopia's Somali region Thursday, triggering gun battles with Ethiopia's ...

Somalia renews its push to join the East African Community - YouTube
The Horn of Africa nation has renewed interest in joining the East African Community (EAC), cementing the desire of President Hassan Sheikh ...

Radio Ergo audience feedback report, 22 July 2022 - Somalia - ReliefWeb

News and Press Release in English on Somalia about Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, Drought, Epidemic and more; published on 22 Jul 2022 by Radio

Somalia: Al Shabaab terror group attack villages near Ethiopia border - Africanews
Somalia. Insurgents from Somali Islamist group al Shabaab attacked two villages near the border with Ethiopia, killing 17 Ethiopian police ...

Al-Shabab Fighters 'Destroyed' in Ethiopian Incursion, Somali State Media Reports
Mohamed Malim, a local official in Somalia's Hudur district, told AFP on Thursday that "this was the heaviest fighting ever" around the towns of Ato ...

At least 13 people killed by suicide blast in central Somalia - Arab News
Arab News
Under Somalia's indirect electoral process, delegates, who include clan elders, pick members of the lower house, who will then choose a new ...

Somalia on the verge of joining EAC as Hassan Sheikh presses on - Garowe Online
Garowe Online
MOGADISHU, Somalia - The federal republic of Somalia could be admitted to the East Africa Community [EAC] in the coming months, a communique ...

Somalia: Bay and Bakool Reference Map, July 2022 - ReliefWeb
Map in English on Somalia about Logistics and Telecommunications; published on 14 Jul 2022 by Logistics Cluster and WFP.

Somalia gets a warm reception in its quest to join the EAC - The East African
The East African
In attendance was President Hassan Mohamud of Somalia (second left), and Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta (centre), Yoweri Museveni (with mask) and ...

In Eastern Africa, over 50 million to face acute food insecurity in 2022 - Somalia | ReliefWeb
News and Press Release in English on Somalia and 10 other countries about Climate Change and Environment, Food and Nutrition and Drought; ...

South Sudan
Daily update ⋅ July 23-24, 2022

South Sudan: 12 killed in rebel attack on defence forces in oil-rich Mayom county

Republic World
South Sudan was formally recognised as an independent, sovereign nation on July 9, 2011, after it seceded from Sudan. Despite holding one of the ...

South Sudan: The world's first vaccination campaign to control an outbreak of hepatitis E
In a global first, health workers in South Sudan have carried out a vaccination campaign in response to an outbreak of hepatitis E, raising hopes ...

USAID pledges Kenya $255 mln to fight drought, appeals to rich countries to help | Reuters
... Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda, the World Food ... patient at Tygerberg public hospital in Cape Town, South Africa

In Eastern Africa, over 50 million to face acute food insecurity in 2022 - Somalia | ReliefWeb
Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan are facing the largest food crises in the region. About 300,000 people are projected to face ...

South Sudan rebels kill Mayom county commissioner
Sudan Tribune
July 22, 2022 (MAYOM, Unity State) – The Mayom County in South Sudan's Unity State, Chuol Gatluak Manime has been killed, a rebel group said.

What UK aid cut means for one South Sudan hospital - BBC News
But over the past four years there has been at least one big development - Dr Dut Pioth became the first-ever South Sudanese surgeon to be posted to ...

GIEWS Country Brief: South Sudan 22-July-2022 - ReliefWeb
News and Press Release in English on South Sudan and 5 other countries about Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, Drought, Epidemic and more; ...

Expedite adoption of roadmap, RJMEC urges S. Sudan parties
Sudan Tribune
July 21, 2022 (JUBA) – The Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (RJMEC) has urged South Sudan's coalition government to ...

At least 12 killed in South Sudan's oil-rich state - ThePrint
Lul Ruai Koang, the spokesperson of South Sudan's People's Defense Force (SSPDF), said the deadly incident happened at 2 a.m. when rebel forces loyal ...

S. Sudan in talks with Khartoum over new oil fees, says official
Sudan Tribune
The TFA was part of the Agreement on Oil and Related Economic Matters (AOREM) signed between the two countries following South Sudan's independence.

South Sudan: MSF carries out world's first hepatitis E vaccination campaign
African Business
Download logoIn a global first, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and South Sudan's ministry of health are conducting a ...

Ukraine crisis fueling starvation in South Sudan, says Catholic charity - Crux Now
Crux Now
More than 8 million people in South Sudan are experiencing severe food insecurity, the worst figure on record since independence.

Cuba and South Sudan reaffirm the good state of relations between the two countries
African Business
Download logoThe Cuban Ambassador to Ethiopia Jorge Lefebre Nicolás, held a meeting with the Deputy Foreign Minister of South Sudan, Deng Dau Deng ...

Islamic State
Daily update ⋅ July 23-24, 2022

Islamic State Groups Use South Africa to Channel Funds, UN Says - Bloomberg
Islamic State affiliates are getting financial backing from supporters in South Africa, according to a United Nations Security Council report.

Erdogan's threats of invading Syria could lead to Islamic State resurgence | Fox News
Fox News
Military cooperation between U.S. armed forces and the YPG was the driving force to eradicate the Islamic State (ISIS) in sections of northern Syria ...

Lisa Smith: Former Irish soldier who joined Islamic State is jailed for 15 months | World News
Sky News
Smith, who gave birth to a daughter in Islamic State territory, bought a one-way ticket from Dublin to Turkey and crossed the border into an ...

Irish Ex-Soldier Jailed For 15 Months For Joining Terror Group Islamic State In Syria
Dublin's Special Criminal Court on Friday sentenced former soldier Lisa Smith to 15 months in jail for joining the so-called Islamic State (IS) ...

Lisa Smith: Ex-soldier turned IS member gets 15 month sentence - BBC News
A former Irish Defence Forces soldier who was found guilty of Islamic State (IS) membership has been given a 15-month prison sentence. · Lisa Smith, 40 ...

Former Irish soldier to be sentenced for Islamic State membership - Yahoo News UK
Yahoo News UK
Smith, a convert to Islam, went to Syria in 2015 after terrorist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called on Muslims to travel to the country.

Jihadi rebels attack key military base near Mali's capital - The Hindu
The Hindu
Jihadi rebels linked to al Qaida and the Islamic State group have been fighting an insurgency in Mali for more than a decade.

Explosions, gunfire at a military base near Mali's capital - AP News
AP News
Jihadi rebels linked to al Qaida and the Islamic State group have been fighting an insurgency in the West African country for more than 10 years.

Irish court to sentence ex-soldier for joining IS in Syria - France 24
France 24
Former Irish soldier Lisa Smith was found guilty of joining the so-called Islamic State group but acquitted of funding terrorism PAUL FAITH AFP/ ...

Turkiye Steps Up Efforts to Combat Islamic State, Detains 10 Suspects in Istanbul - News18
Turkish law enforcement agents in Istanbul have detained 10 individuals suspected of being active members of the Islamic State (IS).

U.S.-Backed Fighters, Syrian Army Advance Against IS In Eastern Syria
Radio Free Europe
U.S.-backed fighters and the Syrian government forces have advanced in separate offensives against the extremist Islamic State (IS) group in the ...

Militants attack Mali's main military base, situation 'under control' - Reuters
Militants linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State have repeatedly raided bases across Mali during a decade-long insurgency concentrated in the north ...

Africa: the new ground zero for jihadi terror groups? - Africanews
The day terror group the Islamic State (IS) self-proclaimed a caliphate in Syria and Iraq is long gone. However, today, the jihadist group is ...

Why is Sri Lanka in turmoil? - The Washington Post
The Washington Post
Worried about the state of democracy? ... nor were there any connections to the Islamic State, which the Rajapaksas had widely asserted.

Iran says it dismantled group with ties to Israel's Mossad - AP News
AP News
According to Iran's state-run TV, members of the group had entered Iran from ... as well as militants linked to the extremist Islamic State group.

Islamic Relief condemns Syria airstrike that killed four child relatives of staff member
News and Press Release in English on Syrian Arab Republic about Protection and Human Rights; published on 22 Jul 2022 by Islamic Relief.

Mali's ruling junta confirm jihadi attack - Africanews
Jihadi rebels linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group have been gaining ground in their decade-long insurgency.

Daily update ⋅ July 23-24, 2022

Turkish forces 'neutralize' 3 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq - Anadolu Agency
Anadolu Agency
2 terrorists targeted in Metina region, another in Operation Claw-Lock zone: National Defense Ministry - Anadolu Agency.

Civilian Joint Task Force Offers to Help Tackle Banditry, Terrorism in Northwest - YouTube

The Civilian Joint Task Force, a group of combatant civilians, presently assisting security forces in the crackdown on insurgents in the northeast ...

Türkiye summons Swedish diplomat over "terrorist propaganda" demonstrations - Xinhua
ANKARA, July 23 (Xinhua) -- Türkiye's Foreign Ministry on Saturday summoned the Swedish charges d'affaires in Ankara over the "terrorist ...

Junta files terrorism charges against three detained journalists - lawyers | Myanmar NOW
Myanmar NOW
“The terrorism charge is still being filed at the police station, according to my sources.” D Myat Nyein, 25, has been in detention at Obo Prison in ...

Nigerian, Turkish Air Forces to collaborate against terrorism
NIgerian Air Force, Turkey plan collaboration against terrorism ... “While appreciating Turkish military experience in counter-terrorism operation ...

U.S. Attorney Chris Kavanaugh Selected as Chair of the Attorney General's Advisory ...
Department of Justice
The Terrorism and National Security Subcommittee is comprised of 18 current United States Attorneys representing districts throughout the country and ...

Mossad Sheds New Light on Argentina Terrorist Attacks in 1990s - The New York Times
The New York Times
TEL AVIV — Two terrorist attacks on Israeli and Jewish targets in Buenos Aires in the 1990s that killed scores of people were carried out by a ...

U.S. Blacklists Former Paraguayan President Due to Alleged Corruption, Terrorism Ties
Wall Street Journal
U.S. Blacklists Former Paraguayan President Due to Alleged Corruption, Terrorism Ties. Horacio Cartes, who is blocked from entering the U.S., ...

ASEAN, India call for combating terrorism - Tribune India
Tribune India
India and ASEAN have strongly condemned terrorism in all its forms and emphasised the need to strengthen global cooperation to combat the menace ...

FG considers banning motorcycles, mining to check terrorism | The Guardian Nigeria News
The Guardian Nigeria
National Security Council is outlawing motorcycles and mining activities as part of fresh measures to curb terrorism in Nigeria.

Turkey urges NATO allies to support fight against terrorism - Daily Sabah
Daily Sabah
Turkey underlines the need to jointly tackle terrorism until completed eliminated while also addressing challenges in the Aegean and Mediterranean ...

Kavanaugh selected as chair for USAO subcommittee on terrorism, national security
CBS19 News -
(CBS19 NEWS) -- The U.S. Attorney who represents the Western District of Virginia has been selected to chair an advisory subcommittee on terrorism ...