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Daily Brief: September 10, 2021

Daily Brief: September 10, 2021

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

After more than a year of deadlock, Lebanon has finally formed a new government.  The new government will have a lot of work to do to dig out from the economic crisis as inflation continues to soar in the country.

Lebanon announces formation of government
Lebanon announced the formation of a new government after 13 months of deadlock. President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Najib Mikati signed a decree in the presence of Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri.

A nationwide protest is being planned later this month by trade unions in Colombia.  The anti-government protests in Colombia have become violent in the past and travelers should be aware of likely unrest on September 28.  

Trade unions call for protests in Colombia
Trade unions called for nationwide protests in Colombia on September 28 over tax reform and corruption. They are calling on all Colombians to participate in the demonstrations.

The fallout from the prisoner escape earlier this week continues in the West Bank, as Israeli police have arrested family members of the escapees.  Protests in support of the escapees have grown violent over the past couple of days and Israeli officials say they have leads on where the escapees are located.  More violence is likely over the coming weekend as protests and search operations continue.  

Day of Rage protests across the West Bank
Day of Rage protesters are gathering across the West Bank and East Jerusalem in support of the six Palestinian prisoners who escaped. They are also protesting against the detention of those escapees’ family members and the overall issue of Israel’s continued annexation of land.

Police have seized large stockpiles of fertilizer that were to be used for making improvised explosive devices by Boko Haram.  While a large number of militants have surrendered over the past couple of months, the threat from Boko Haram and ISWAP still remains very high.  

Fourteen tons of fertilizer were seized in Nigeria
The army seized 281 bags of urea, weighing 50 kilograms each in Borno and Yobe states. The 14-ton seizure was destined for Boko Haram to make improvised explosive devices.

As noted in yesterday's brief, resistance forces in Myanmar are continuing to target junta forces.  The cooperation between different factions of the resistance will aid in further attacks over the coming weeks.  

Militants kill two soldiers in Sanchaung Township
Revolution Force and the Generation Freedom Army militants attacked a military truck in Sanchaung Township Thursday afternoon killing two soldiers and wounding another. The attackers tossed two grenades at the vehicle and then opened fire on the policemen.
Myanmar forces kill 10 PDF militants
Myanmar forces killed at least 10 People’s Defense Forces (PDF) militants during clashes in the village of Myinthar, Magway region on Thursday.
20 Myanmar soldiers killed in Kyaukhtu
At least 20 Myanmar soldiers were killed when their vehicles were struck by a suspected People’s Defense Forces landmine blast in Kyaukhtu, Magwe region Thursday morning.

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