Two incidents unfolded Tuesday, 28th July, to add to a string of violent events in Afghanistan in recent weeks. A bomb exploded in the southern region of Helmand, killing 8 Afghan security guards accompanying a NATO convoy and, in a separate incident, a campaign manager for a high-profile…
Posts published in July 2009
On 28 July 2009, UK troops in Iraq were relocated to Kuwait because of a mandate that would expire on 31 July 2009.
On 15 July 2009, 48 hours after attacks on an oil docking jetty in Lagos, a truce was called between the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) and the Nigerian government; about 12 hours after the truce was declared, MEND threatened to call it off.
Although droughts are not rare in Iraq, officials in the nation have voiced particular concern over the deplorable condition of the Euphrates river and the water policies of neighboring countries, including Syria and Turkey, that they claim are fueling its ruin.
On 9 July 2009, it was announced by Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani that the estimated 2 million Pakistanis displaced by the army’s offensive against the Taliban in Swat Valley will be allowed to return to their homes starting 13 July 2009.
About 23 Somalis, a large portion being civilians, were killed and over 50 were wounded in Mogadishu as a result of the most recent clash between government troops and insurgents.