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Daily Brief: October 6, 2021

Daily Brief: October 6, 2021

Over the past day, we've mapped 41 events with the following breakdown by event category.

An exercise that started over the weekend off Japan has moved through the Luzon Strait to the South China Sea.  China is closely monitoring the multi-lateral exercise that includes carrier strike groups testing out the interoperability of platforms and maritime coordination.  This comes as China has been increasing flights into Taiwan's ADIZ and has been continuously denouncing Western presence in the region.  

UK and US carrier strike groups conduct exercise in the South China Sea
The US Navy’s Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group and the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth Carrier Strike group have been conducting an exercise with Japan, Australia, Canada and New Zealand off the west coast of the Philippines in the South China Sea. In addition, the US Marine Corps was able to land an…

The Afghanistan passport office in Kabul will be reopening on Saturday, but people are already gathering in hopes of gaining passports.  The worsening economic and humanitarian situation in the country will increase demand for passports to leave and unrest will likely grow around the office in the days to come.

Afghans gather at the Kabul passport office
A day after announcing that the Kabul passport office would reopen, hundreds gathered at the office and were beaten back by Taliban security. Taliban officials have said that services would reopen on Saturday after being suspended since the fall of the previous government.

As rumors continue around the growing relationship between China and Afghanistan, reports are indicating that the Taliban has moved Uyghur militants away from the Chinese border.  This move will enhance the relationship between the two countries as Afghanistan seeks humanitarian and economic assistance.

Taliban move Uyghur militants from the Chinese border area
The Taliban regime reportedly removed Uyghur militants from Badakhshan province that borders China. They were moved to other regions in Afghanistan. China believes the short border area with Afghanistan could become a staging ground for Uyghur militants.

The Iranian foreign minister stated that nuclear talks will be resuming in Vienna in the coming days, but there is no clear timeline for doing so.  The US has stated that the ball is in Iran's court and they must come to the table soon.  

Iranian FM says nuclear talks to resume
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said that nuclear talks will resume soon while he was meeting with the Russian foreign minister in Moscow.

A former member of LTTE was arrested in Chennai as he facilitated the movement of weapons into Sri Lanka in hopes of restarting the group.  There have been increasing reports of the rekindling of the group and we are monitoring these closely.

Former LTTE member arrested in Chennai
A former member of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was arrested in Chennai on Tuesday. He was arrested in connection with smuggling arms and drugs from Pakistan to Sri Lanka.
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