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Daily Brief: September 12, 2021

Daily Brief: September 12, 2021

Over the past day, we've mapped 31 events with the following breakdown by event category.

Using 9/11 as a day of celebration, the Taliban has raised its flag over the presidential palace in Kabul to mark the start of the new government.  While the flag-raising wasn't the large celebratory inauguration that was initially envisioned by the group, it is still a symbolic moment for their control over the country.

Taliban raise their flag over the presidential palace
The Taliban regime raised its flag over the Afghan presidential palace on Saturday. The flag was hoisted by the prime minister of the interim government. A Taliban spokesman stated the event marked the official start of the work of the new government.

As Iranian nuclear negotiations are near a breaking point with the West, the IAEA has negotiated a deal to allow the servicing of cameras at Iranian nuclear facilities.  While this move is a positive gesture, it is unlikely to have any significant impact on nuclear negotiations.

Iran agrees to allow IAEA to service monitoring cameras at nuclear sites
The IAEA and Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) negotiated an agreement that will allow the IAEA to service cameras at Iranian nuclear sites.

Increased Saudi-led coalition operations against Houthis in Yemen were met with two Houthi attacks on Saturday.  Operations against Houthis and counter-attacks will increase in the coming weeks.  

Houthi drone targeting Khamis Mushayt intercepted
The Saudi-led coalition intercepted a bomb-laden Houthi drone targeting Khamis Mushayt on Saturday.
Houthi missile, drone strikes on Mokha port
Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels conducted missile and drone attacks on the port of Mokha in Taiz province on Saturday. The attacks caused damage to buildings and infrastructure at the port. The port was converted into a military base for Saudi-led coalition members after its capture from Houthi re

Erbil airport saw a bomb-laden drone attack from unidentified militants on Saturday.  While there were no casualties reported, Erbil continues to be a regular target for militants in the region due to the presence of US military personnel.  

Bomb-laden drone attack near Erbil airport
Six bomb-laden drones hit near the Erbil International Airport on Saturday. The airport houses US forces. There were no casualties or damage from the attacks. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
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