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Daily Brief: January 7, 2022

Daily Brief: January 7, 2022

Over the past day, we've mapped 36 events.  If you'd like access to all of our event summaries, please subscribe to the Geopolitical Report Newsletter or Geopolitical Report Pro.

A separatist attack took place in Cameroon, although no casualties were reported.

Cameroon separatist IED blast reported in Limbe
Cameroonian separates set off an IED in the town of Limbe on Thursday. The separatist has vowed to disrupt the Africa Cup Nations (AFCON) games being held in the city. There were no casualties from the blast. The separatist has been clashing with government forces in Anglophone regions of Southwest…

Russian troops have deployed to Mali after the French withdrawal.

Russian troops deployed to Timbuktu following the French withdrawal
A Mali army spokesman stated that Russian troops had deployed to Timbuktu following the withdrawal of French troops from the country last month. The Russian soldiers will train Malian forces in their fight against jihadist terrorists in the country.

An armed drone was taken down in Iraq.

Coalition forces down armed drone targeting Ayn al-Asad Air Base
Coalition air defense forces shot down another armed drone targeting the Ayn al-Asad Airbase in Iraq on Thursday. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Airstrikes continue against the Houthis as casualties pile up in Yemen.  

Saudi coalition airstrikes kill 240 Houthis in Shabwa
Saudi-led coalition airstrikes reportedly killed 240 Houthi rebels and destroyed 25 military vehicles during operations in Shabwa province in the past 24 hours.
Saudi coalition airstrikes kill 150 Houthi fighters
Saudi-led coalition forces conducted airstrikes against Houthi targets in Marib province in the past 24 hours. 150 Houthi fighters were killed and 19 Houthi military vehicles were reportedly destroyed in the attacks.
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