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DAILY THREAT ACTIVITY REPORT March 11, 2024


The following is the Daily Threat Activity Report for Monday, March 11, 2024

Report time: 0000-2359

(The Daily Threat Activity Report (DTAR) is a snapshot of diverse global events occurring within the designated timeframe of the watch officer on duty.  The information may be subject to change as the event itself gets uploaded.  Because this is open source, location terminology might vary.)


IMPORTANT


TERRORIST ATTACKS AND THREATS


AFRICA (AFRICOM)


Location: Sudan

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Concluded

Situation: Sudan’s rights groups sound alarm on killings of kidnapped women, by RSF members

Summary: Hala Al-Karib, head of the Women’s Network of the Horn of Africa (SIHA), spoke at a virtual symposium on International Women’s Day, raising the alarm on the killings of kidnapped women in Sudan. The discussion focused on enforced disappearances during wartime, particularly their impact on women and girls.

Source: Sudan Tribune


Location: Mutanda Group, Bwito Chiefdom, Rutshuru Territory, Democratic Republic of Congo

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Concluded

Situation: Rutshuru: around ten civilians killed in 6 days in M23 sweeping operations in Mutanda

Summary: Around ten civilians were killed in six days in the villages of the Mutanda group, Bwito chiefdom, Rutshuru territory, following M23 search operations. Several local sources note the presence of these rebels in Rwindi and in several localities in the Bwito chiefdom, as well as on the Mwesso-Kashuga axis.

Source: Radio Okapi (Translated by Google)


Location: Mutanda Group, Bwito Chiefdom, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo

Time: Morning local time

Status: Concluded

Situation: North Kivu: the M23 occupies the Vitshumbi enclave

Summary: The fishing enclave of Vitshumbi, in the Virunga National Park (North Kivu), also came under occupation by M23 rebels this Monday, March 11 late in the morning. Vitshumbi is located in the far east of the Mutanda group, Bwito chiefdom, about ten kilometers from the Rwindi. According to local sources, the rebels entered this town located on the banks of Lake Edward without fighting, and already emptied of more than half of its inhabitants.

Source: Radio Okapi (Translated by Google)


Location: Sudan

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Concluded

Situation: Sudan's military rejects Ramadan ceasefire

Summary: Amid escalating tensions in Sudan, General Yasser al-Atta, representing the country's military, has delivered a resolute stance: there will be no ceasefire during the forthcoming Islamic holy month of Ramadan unless certain conditions are met. This declaration underscores the entrenched conflict between Sudan's armed forces and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), revealing the complexity of the nation's political landscape.

Source: Africa News


Location: Nigeria

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Under Investigation

Situation: Nigeria : More kidnappings are feared as state body prepares intervention measures

Summary: Nigeria's federal government has reportedly listed schools in 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as at risk of attacks by bandits and insurgents. Local media cited the national coordinator of state-run Financing Safe Schools. If coordinator Hajia Halima Iliya didn't name specific states on Sunday, newspaper The Punch reports that most of the 14 states are in Nigeria's North and east.

Source: Africa News


ASIA (PACOM)


Location: Lucknow, India

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Concluded

Situation: Stones hurled at police during demolition drive in Lucknow

Summary: Protesting residents pelted employees of the Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) and police personnel accompanying them with stones when a team of officials started pulling down three commercial buildings as part of a demolition drive in the city’s Akbar Nagar area. Two government vehicles were damaged in the stone-pelting “mild force” was used to bring the situation under control, police said. The situation escalated when rumours spread that some persons were killed after being trapped under the debris during the demolition of one of the buildings.

Source: The Indian Express


Location: Shan State, Myanmar

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Concluded

Situation: Myanmar General Arrested for Retreating as Ethnic Alliance Overran Northern Shan State

Summary: Myanmar’s military regime has arrested a brigadier-general who oversaw the 1st Military Operations Command for allegedly disobeying orders during fighting in northern Shan State. Brig-Gen Min Maung is being tried by a military tribunal, sources confirmed to The Irrawaddy. Junta boss Min Aung Hlaing has accused Min Maung of withdrawing his troops from Laukkai in Kokang Self-Administered Zone without his permission in early January, according to a source.

Source: The Irrawaddy


Location: Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Under Investigation

Situation: Indiscriminate shelling kills family in western Myanmar

Summary: Heavy artillery in Myanmar’s west killed seven people over the weekend, locals told Radio Free Asia. After the ethnic rebel army captured a city only 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Rakhine state’s capital of Sittwe on Mar. 4, most residents fled as junta soldiers prepared for battle. While the Arakan Army has not entered Sittwe, a shell explosion on Saturday night is responsible for the deaths and five additional injuries.

Source: Radio Free Asia


Location: Assam, India

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Concluded

Situation: Christian community in Assam seeks government intervention amid rising targeted attacks

Summary: The Christian community in Assam has appealed to the state government to address rising concerns regarding incidents targeting Christians and their institutions by Hindutva groups. On Monday (March 11), the United Christian Forum (UCF) Golaghat met with Assam governor Gulab Chand Kataria to submit a memorandum outlining their grievances.

Source: Northeast Now


Location: Kwatha Khunou Village, Manipur, Myanmar

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Under Investigation

Situation: Manipur violence: Meitei village targeted by miscreants, set on fire

Summary: In a distressing turn of events, Kwatha Khunou, hailed as the final bastion of resilience in Manipur, predominantly inhabited by the Meitei community and located in a hill area of the Northeast state, has tragically fallen victim to arson. Reports suggest that the village was set ablaze by miscreants, leaving its residents grappling with devastation and loss.

Source: Northeast Now


EUROPE & EURASIA (EUCOM)


Location: Sumy Region, Ukraine

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Concluded

Situation: Russia shells 10 communities in Sumy Oblast

Summary: Russian forces attacked border areas and settlements of Sumy Oblast on March 10, firing 32 times and causing at least 184 explosions, the local military administration reported via Telegram. The communities of Yunakivka, Khotin, Bilopillia, Miropilia, Krasnopillia, Velyka Pysarivka, Esman, Seredyno-Buda, Nova Sloboda, and Shalyhyne came under attack. Throughout the day the border region was assailed with various weapons including drones, mines, and mortar, according to the military administration.

Source: The Kyiv Independent


Location: Odesa, Ukraine

Time: Overnight local tome

Status: Concluded

Situation: Massive Russian drone attack damages infrastructure, homes in Odesa

Summary: Russian forces launched a massive drone attack against the city of Odesa overnight on March 11, causing damage to infrastructure and homes, Ukraine's Southern Operational Command reported. Air defense units were at work for an hour and a half, repelling waves of Shahed drones approaching the city from the Black Sea. Ukrainian air defense shot down 10 attack drones during the night, the military said.

Source: The Kyiv Independent


Location: Kallithea, Athens, Greece

Time: 0300 Local Time

Status: Under Investigation

Situation: Overnight explosion damages Kallithea liquor store

Summary: Police are investigating an overnight explosion that damaged a liquor store in the Athens district of Kallithea. Νo injuries were reported from the 0300 blast, but nearby shops and parked vehicles were also damaged. Authorities cordoned off the area while bomb disposal experts (TEEM) conducted their investigation.

Source: ekathimerini


Location: Thessaloniki, Greece

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Under Investigation

Situation: Greek Supreme Court Demands Action Over Transphobic Attacks in Thessaloniki

Summary: Greece’s Supreme Court has ordered the Thessaloniki First Instance Prosecutor’s Office to investigate an attack on two transgender people, the attempted attack on the president of the opposition SYRIZA party, Stefanos Kasselakis, and the injury to a police officer. The first attack happened on Saturday night in the city’s central square, when a crowd of about 150 people chased two LGBT people, hurling threats and insults. The two rushed to find shelter in a store, but a young man punched one of the victims in the face.

Source: Balkan Insight


MIDDLE EAST & CENTRAL ASIA (CENTCOM)


Location: Karsaa, Idlib Province, Syria

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Concluded

Situation: Shot by factions | Regime soldier killed on frontline in southern countryside of Idlib

Summary: A regime soldier was killed by snipers of “Al-Fath Al-Mubin” factions, on the frontline of Karsaa in the southern countryside of Idlib, within “Putin-Erdogan” area. Since early 2024, SOHR has documented 102 operations in the “de-escalation zone,” including attacks, gunfire by snipers and bombardment, which left 104 combatants and civilians dead.

Source: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights


Location: Ma’abada Town, Al-Hasakah Province, Syria

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Under Investigation

Situation: Ongoing violations by “Al-Shabibah Al-Thawriya” | Unidentified persons set fire to office of Kurdistan Democratic Party

Summary: Al-Hasakah province: Unidentified persons set fire to the office of the Kurdistan Democratic Party in Ma’abada Town “Karki Laki” in Al-Hasakah countryside and damaged the office, while ambulance teams interfered to put off the fire. Civilians accused “Al-Shabibah Al-Thawriya” of “being responsible behind this incident.”

Source: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights


Location: Gujranwala, Punjab Province, Pakistan

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Concluded

Situation: Pakistani court sentences youth to death and another to life in prison for insulting Islam's prophet

Summary:  A Pakistani court sentenced a 22-year-old student to death and gave a teenager a life sentence in two separate cases after finding them guilty of insulting Islam's Prophet Muhammad, a defense lawyer and officials said Monday. Both had denied the charges and have the right to appeal.

Source: ABC News


Location: Kafr Nouran Village, Aleppo Province, Syria

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Concluded

Situation: Military escalation | Civilian killed in attack by regime kamikaze drone and regime soldier shot dead by HTS sniper in western Aleppo

Summary: A civilian was killed due to an attack by a regime’s kamikaze drone on a tractor in Kafr Nouran village in western Aleppo countryside within “Putin-Erdogan” area.

Source: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights


Location: Aleppo Province, Syria

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Concluded

Situation: Military escalation | Civilian killed in attack by regime kamikaze drone and regime soldier shot dead by HTS sniper in western Aleppo

Summary: Similarly, a regime soldier was shot dead by a sniper of HTS on the frontline of Al-Sheikh Aqeel in western Aleppo countryside.

Source: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights


Location: Jabal Al-Zawiyah, Idlib Province, Syria

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Concluded

Situation: Military escalation | Civilian killed in attack by regime kamikaze drone and regime soldier shot dead by HTS sniper in western Aleppo

Summary: Meanwhile, regime forces fired heavy artillery shells on the vicinity Kansafra and Al-Fatirah villages in Jabal Al-Zawiyah in southern Idlib countryside.

Source: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights


Location: Al-Raqqah Province, Syria

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Concluded

Situation: Planted earlier by ISIS members | Member of NDF injured in Al-Rusafah desert in south-western Al-Raqqah

Summary: A member of National Defence Forces sustained various injuries due to the explosion of an old landmine planted earlier by ISIS members in Al-Rusafah desert in south-western Al-Raqqah, where he was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Source: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights


Location: Yahmoul Camp, Aleppo Province, Syria

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Concluded

Situation: Armed clashes | Two members of factions of “National Army” kil*led and one injured in a camp in Aleppo

Summary: Armed clashes erupted in Yahmoul Camp in A’zaz countryside in northern Aleppo countryside within “Euphrates Shield” areas, between members of Luwaa Asefat Al-Shamal (Storm of the North) and members of the 50th Division that belongs to the “National Army”, where two members of both sides were killed and a member of Al-Jabha Al-Shamiya was injured, where a patrol of the Military Police interfered to break the clashes.

Source: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights


Location: Azaz City, Aleppo Province, Syria

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Concluded

Situation: Armed clashes | Two members of factions of “National Army” kil*led and one injured in a camp in Aleppo

Summary: residents from Anadan city were put on high alert in Azaz city in northern Aleppo countryside within areas controlled by pro-Turkey factions, after a traffic policeman was brutally assaulted by members of “Asefat Al-Shamal” faction, as well as exchange of fire between the faction’s members and the police, where the policeman attempted to stop military convoy at a traffic sign, but they refused to stop. Many residents headed to the national hospital in the city, after the policeman was taken to the hospital, amid a state of high alert in the region.

Source: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights


NORTH AMERICA - CANADA, MEXICO & BAHAMAS (NORTHCOM)


Location: Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Under Investigation

Situation: Hitmen murder an agent of the Baja California Prosecutor's Office in Tijuana

Summary: The state of Baja California closed the weekend with a violent day, in which an agent of the State Prosecutor's Office was shot dead while cleaning a van in the streets of the border city of Tijuana. The armed attack occurred on Sunday afternoon, shortly before 1600, when the agent, identified as Alfredo Pérez Obispo, was washing a white Ministerial Police patrol on Píipila Street, located in the Mariano Matamoros neighborhood.

Source: Infobae (Translated by Google)


Location: Mexico

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Concluded

Situation: Which cells make up the New Independent Cartel of Sonora, the incipient threat of Los Chapitos

Summary: In the first two months of this year, the formation of a new criminal group that is presumed to be one of the main threats of Los Chapitos (a faction of the Sinaloa Cartel led by the sons of Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán) in the state was reported of sound . This organization is known as the “ New Independent Sonora Cartel .” One of its objectives is to stop the advance of the Sinaloa Cartel in said entity, including the faction related to Ismael 'El Mayo' Zambada, one of the most wanted drug traffickers by the United States Government (USA).

Source: Infobae (Translated by Google)


CENTRAL, SOUTH, & LATIN AMERICA / CARIBBEAN (SOUTHCOM)


Location: Haiti

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Under Investigation

Situation: Haiti Sees Waves Of Violence, As Security Council Condemns Gang Attacks

Summary: Waves of violence have displaced more than 15,000 Haitians in just a week amid ongoing looting at the country’s main port, according to the latest report from the UN agency for migration, as the Security Council on Monday strongly condemned “destabilizing” criminal activity by armed gangs ravaging the Caribbean nation. Council members urged the armed gangs to “immediately cease their destabilizing actions” and reiterated the call for the “perpetrators of these abhorrent acts to be brought to justice”, according to a statement issued following a closed-door briefing last week by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and Head of the UN Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH).

Source: Eurasia Review


Location: Medellín, Colombia

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Under Investigation

Situation: Hitman attack in Medellin neighborhood left one man killed and two women wounded

Summary: At 1537 on Sunday, March 10, a hitman attack took place in the Belén La Palma neighborhood, between Calle 21 and Carrera 81, in the southwest of Medellín. Two armed men on a motorcycle fired repeatedly —witnesses say there were at least 10 shots—at the occupants of a white car that was parked in the area. The incident left a man dead, the driver of the vehicle, and two more injured women, each with two gunshot wounds, who were taken by taxi to the Belén Intermediate Unit.

Source: El Tiempo (Translated by Google)


Location: Pascuales, Guayaquil, Ecuador

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Under Investigation

Situation: A man was shot from a car in Pascuales

Summary: Last night hitmen killed a man when he was walking through the streets of Pascuales, in the north of Guayaquil. The victim was not identified at the scene because he was not carrying his personal documents. The crime occurred in the coop. Assaba Bucaram, around midnight.

Source: El Universo (Translated by Google)


Location: Guasmo, Guayaquil, Ecuador

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Under Investigation

Situation: A man was shot from a car in Pascuales

Summary: A double murder was also reported in the south of Guayaquil. In Guasmo, in the Causa Proletaria cooperative, Ricardo Lazo was murdered with four gunshot wounds. Shortly after, two suspects were arrested in the same sector.

Source: El Universo (Translated by Google)


Location: Las Rocas Sector, Guayaquil, Ecuador

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Under Investigation

Situation: A man was shot from a car in Pascuales

Summary: In the Martha Roldós citadel, Las Rocas sector, another intentional homicide occurred. A body was recovered by forensic medicine early Sunday morning. The deceased was taken to the morgue without being identified.

Source: El Universo (Translated by Google)


Location: Durán,  Ecuador

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Under Investigation

Situation: A man was shot from a car in Pascuales

Summary: In addition, in Durán, another crime also occurred in the Los Helechos citadel, at noon on Sunday.

Source: El Universo (Translated by Google)


Location: Ecuador

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Under Investigation

Situation: A man was shot from a car in Pascuales

Summary: Additionally, at 26th and I, a man was injured in a shooting. Alex O. was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Source: El Universo (Translated by Google)


Location: Clarendon, Jamaica

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Under Investigation

Situation: House firebombed in Clarendon; senior citizen dead

Summary: The deceased has been identified as Roy Thompson, a 65-year-old carpenter of Old Road in Toll Gate, Clarendon. Police reported that the deceased, who occupied a four-bedroom concrete house with his cousin, was at home when the cousin heard a crashing sound inside the section he occupied which turned out to be a Molotov cocktail (bottle bomb) that had been thrown and which immediately resulted in that section being engulfed in fire. Thompson was alerted but the section he was in also became consumed with flames as both quickly exited the building.

Source: Jamaica Observer


Location: Salcedo, Hermanas Mirabal Province, Dominican Republic

Time: Unknown at Time of  Report

Status: Under Investigation

Situation: PN investigates incident in Salcedo where several people were burned

Summary: The National Police reported that they are investigating the incident where several people were burned this Sunday in the municipality of Salcedo, Hermanas Mirabal province, after being hit by fireworks that set fire to the devil costumes they were wearing, during the carnival celebration. The incident under investigation by the authorities occurred at a time when the cultural activity was beginning. This unfortunate event occurred on Buenaventura Almánzar Street, in front of a commercial establishment.

Source: El Caribe (Translated by Google)


CYBER


Location: France

Time: Unknown at Time of  Report

Status: Concluded

Situation: French state services hit by cyberattacks of 'unprecedented intensity'

Summary: The latest cyberattack to hit France follows a warning from Attal's defence adviser just last week that the Olympics games in July and European Parliament elections in June could be "significant targets". Prime Minister Gabriel Attal's office said several state bodies were targeted but did not provide details. "Many ministerial services were targeted" from Sunday "using familiar technical means but of unprecedented intensity," Attal's office said.

Source: France 24


Location: Brazil

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Under Investigation

Situation: New Banking Trojan CHAVECLOAK Targets Brazilian Users via Phishing Tactics

Summary: Users in Brazil are the target of a new banking trojan known as CHAVECLOAK that's propagated via phishing emails bearing PDF attachments. "This intricate attack involves the PDF downloading a ZIP file and subsequently utilizing DLL side-loading techniques to execute the final malware," Fortinet FortiGuard Labs researcher Cara Lin said. The attack chain involves the use of contract-themed DocuSign lures to trick users into opening PDF files containing a button to read and sign the documents.

Source: The Hacker News


MARITIME / PIRACY


Location: Red Sea

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Under Investigation

Situation: Suspected attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels sees explosion near ship in Red Sea

Summary: An explosion that took place near a ship in the Red Sea on Monday is suspected to have been an attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels, though the blast caused no damage, authorities said. The master of the vessel reported the explosion and said no one was hurt, the British military's United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations center said. The private security firm Ambrey say the incident may have involved a missile, but information remained scarce.

Source: ABC News


HAZARDS


Location: Fukushima, Japan

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Concluded

Situation: Conditions inside Fukushima melted nuclear reactors still unclear 13 years after disaster struck

Summary: Japan on Monday marked 13 years since a massive earthquake and tsunami hit the country’s northern coasts. Nearly 20,000 people died, whole towns were wiped out and the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant was destroyed, creating deep fears of radiation that linger today. As the nation observes the anniversary, AP explains what is happening now at the plant and in neighboring areas.

Source: The Asahi Shimbun


Location: South Korea

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Concluded

Situation: South Korea deploys military, public doctors to strike-hit hospitals

Summary: South Korea will start deploying military physicians and doctors from public health centers to strike-hit hospitals on Monday to help care for patients affected by the walkout of nearly 12,000 trainee doctors from 100 hospitals over government reform plans. Twenty military surgeons along with 138 public health doctors will be assigned to 20 hospitals for four weeks, Health Minister Cho Kyoo-hong said at a meeting on Sunday.

Source: The Asahi Shimbun


Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Time: 1558 Local Time

Status: Concluded

Situation: Large emergency response at Auckland International Airport after ‘incident’ on flight from Sydney

Summary: Emergency services have responded to an “incident” involving an inbound flight to Auckland International Airport this afternoon in which 24 patients were treated at the scene. More than 10 Hato Hone St John vehicles were at the airport this afternoon. “We were notified at 1558 and are currently on scene with four ambulances, two operations managers, one major incident support team vehicle, one command unit and two rapid response vehicles,” said a St John statement.

Source: NZ Herald


Location: Haut-Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Concluded

Situation: Haut-Katanga: 18 dead in an accident on the Kasenga-Kasumbalesa road

Summary: At least 18 people, all faithful to the Kimbanguist church, died on Sunday March 10 in a traffic accident on the Sakania-Kasumbalesa road (Haut-Katanga). According to sources on site, their Toyota Hiace vehicle collided with a trailer truck, traveling at high speed.

Source: Radio Okapi (Translated by Google)


Location: South Africa

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Concluded

Situation: Zimbabwe: 13 Zimbabweans Killed, 26 Injured in Bus, Truck Collision in Cape Town

Summary: THIRTEEN Zimbabweans have reportedly died after a bus they were travelling in from Harare was involved in a fatal accident 130 kilometres from their Cape Town destination in South Africa. According to media reports the accident between a Simplex Bus Company coach and a haulage truck on the N1 at Hex River Pass resulted in the loss of 13 lives and left 26 others injured. The incident, which occurred on Saturday afternoon, has left families shattered and authorities scrambling to piece together the events leading to the crash.

Source: All Africa


Location: Durán, Ecuador

Time: 0730 Local Time

Status: Concluded

Situation: A bus fell into a water channel on the Durán-Yaguachi road

Summary: A bus that crashed at kilometer 10 of the Durán-Yaguachi highway ended up in a water channel. The traffic accident occurred at 0730 this Monday, March 11, and a call from ECU911 reported several injuries after the accident. The bus was arriving from Esmeraldas and, according to passengers, the driver was speeding. When they arrived in Durán, the bus driver hit several poles after losing control and fell into the water ditch.

Source: El Universo (Translated by Google)


Location: La Argelia Sector, Quito, Ecuador

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Concluded

Situation: A bus caught fire last night on Simón Bolívar Avenue, in Quito

Summary: The fire occurred in the La Argelia sector, in the south of Quito, on the night of March 10. A bus that was traveling on Simón Bolívar Avenue was consumed by flames. This caused the windows and windshield to explode and the entire bodywork to be consumed.

Source: El Universo (Translated by Google)


Location: Fizi Territory, South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Concluded

Situation: Fizi: relocation of 700 households victims of floods

Summary: Around 700 households, victims of flooding from Lake Tanganyika, Fizi territory (South Kivu) were relocated last weekend to an appropriate site, located one KM from their original environment. The president of the DRC Red Cross in Fizi territory, Onésiphore Kabandilwa, made this known in an interview given on Monday March 11 to Radio Okapi. He indicated that these affected populations, estimated at 6,000 inhabitants, are deprived of everything and live in difficult conditions.

Source: Radio Okapi (Translated by Google)


Location: Luozi, Kongo-Central, Democratic Republic of Congo

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Concluded

Situation: Kongo-Central: the city of Luozi deprived of drinking water for 3 months

Summary: Water from the Water Distribution Authority (REGIDESO) has no longer flowed from taps in the city of Luozi (Kongo-Central) for more than three months, local sources indicated on Sunday March 10. According to the president of ten sectors of the Luozi territory, Joseph Lusalemvo, it is since mid-November that this natural drink has not flowed from taps in this part of the country. This situation exposes the population to water-borne diseases and weighs on household wallets.

Source: Radio Okapi (Translated by Google)


Location: Western Australia, Australia

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Concluded

Situation: Eyre Highway closed, Trans-Australian rail line cut as drought-breaking rain hits Goldfields, Nullarbor Plain

Summary: Flooding has cut the main road and rail links into Western Australia as drought-breaking storms pass over the Nullarbor. Floodwaters have blocked both the Trans-Australian Railway line and the Eyre Highway, with both vital freight links expected to remain closed for several days. The highway is closed between Norseman, 700km east of Perth, and Eucla on the WA-SA border due to water across the road in several locations.

Source: ABC News


COUNTERTERRORISM EFFORTS


Location: L'Aquila, Italy

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Concluded

Situation: Three Palestinians planned attacks, arrests in L'Aquila

Summary: A precautionary custody order in prison was carried out in L'Aquila by the State Police against 3 Palestinians for the crime of "association with the aim of terrorism, including international terrorism, or subversion of the democratic order". The suspects, the Police informs, carried out proselytism and propaganda for the association and planned attacks, including suicide attacks, against civilian and military targets in foreign territory. The precautionary custody order in prison was issued by the district investigating judge of L'Aquila, at the request of the Public Prosecutor's Office of L'Aquila - District Anti-Mafia and Anti-Terrorism Directorate in coordination with the National Anti-Mafia and Anti-terrorism Prosecutor's Office, against three citizens Palestinians, residents of L'Aquila.

Source: Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata (Translated by Google)


Location: Washington DC, USA

Time: Unknown at Time of Report

Status: Concluded

Situation: US targets al Shabaab fundraisers, money launderers with sanctions

Summary: The U.S. Department of the Treasury on Monday imposed sanctions on what it said was an international fundraising and money-laundering network for the al Shabaab militant group operating in Somalia. The sanctions targeted 16 entities and individuals across the Horn of Africa region, the United Arab Emirates and Cyprus, the Treasury said in a statement.

Source: Reuters


END OF REPORT

 

Produced by: Blair Burrows

Collected by: Ali Davis, Chris Montana, and Sky Thompson

 

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