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Daily Brief: November 18, 2021

Daily Brief: November 18, 2021

Over the past day, we've mapped 45 events.  If you'd like access to all of our event summaries, please subscribe to the Geopolitical Report Newsletter or Geopolitical Report Pro.

Large protests returned to the streets of Sudan on Wednesday with at least 10 people killed.

10 Anti-coup protestors shot and killed in Sudan
Sudanese troops shot and killed ten anti-coup protestors during demonstrations in Khartoum’s twin city of Omdurman and the suburb of Bahri north of Khartoum on Wednesday. Numerous other people were injured in the clashes.

Houthi rebels continue to launch bomb-laden drones at Saudi Arabia and the Saudi-led coalition continues to launch airstrikes in Marib and Al-Bayda.  

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes kill at least 90 in Yemen
Saudi-led coalition airstrikes targeted Houthi rebels in Marib and Al-Bayda killing at least 90 in the past 24 hours. In addition, 22 military vehicles and an air defense system were destroyed.
Houthi drones target Khamis Mushayt
Two Houthi drones were intercepted and destroyed after they targeted Khamis Mushayt. No casualties were reported in the attack.

Poland is warning that the standoff along the border with Belarus could drag on for months after they've deployed thousands to keep migrants out of the country.

Poland defense minister warns that border standoff could drag on
Poland’s Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak warned that the ongoing standoff along the border with Belarus over migrants could drag on for months. Around 15,000 troops have been deployed by the country to secure the border where they have used water cannons and teargas to push the migrants back.

As tensions simmer along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), both India and China continue to launch exercises in the area.  

Indian airlift exercise in Ladakh
India conducted an airlift exercise in Ladakh with a C-17, IL-76 and An-32 aircraft on Wednesday. The exercise was meant to strengthen the logistics supply along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
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