MAST’s weekly security report issue 342 is available to read now.
In Somalia, the USA has pledged $476 million dollars via USAID to combat the drought affecting the country. There are several reports of hundreds of Al Shabaab terrorists crossing the border into Ethiopia, as well as a report of a large gunfight with Ethiopian security forces. In Yemen, Houthi forces have been accused of breaking the current truce, attacking a village and launching artillery against government positions in Taiz.
In the UK, there have been warnings from police that sex offenders may be using drones to film children on school property. An alert has been issued in Northern Ireland warning that criminals are stealing keyless entry cars using advanced technology. To ease the pressure being felt by travelers, Gatwick Airport has hired an additional 400 security staff, while in London, there have been several shootings.
In global security news, three men have been charged in connection with the murder of a British journalist in Brazil. In Ukraine, Russian forces continue to make small gains, but Ukrainian forces are advancing in Kherson region. Russian energy firm, Gazprom, is to limit supplies to Germany in order to allow repairs to be made to a turbine, it is claimed. The USA have said that China has become ‘significantly’ more aggressive in the Indo-Pacific, while in Libya, factional fighting has broken out in Tripoli and Misrata.
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