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December 7, 1941: Memento mori


October 26, 2002: The 57-hour hostage crisis ends when Russian special forces surrounded and raided the theater and with the help of a narcotic gas killed all the Chechan terrorists and 120 hostages


October 23, 1983: A suicide bomber drives a truck packed with explosives into the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, killing 241 U.S. military personnel.

“….58 French soldiers were killed in their barracks two miles away in a separate suicide terrorist attack…..”


Syria: Health sector response, 8/2019

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9/1/1983: Soviet jet fighters intercept a Korean Airlines passenger flight in Russian airspace and shoot the plane down, killing 269 passengers and crewmembers.

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1,300 or more children of European fighters and followers of the self-professed caliphate remain trapped in Syria and Iraq. What to do?

NYT

“….The issue is politically charged across Europe. ISIS survivors, even children, are seen as a threat, no matter how reformed they appear……”


A roadside bomb tore through a bus in western Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least 32 people, including women and children

FOX


Hong Kong: What next?

CNBC

“…..Key Points
  • Protests continue to roil Hong Kong as demonstrators clash with police and call for full democracy and autonomy in the city.
  • According to one think tank expert, the most likely outcome of the demonstrations will be for authorities to wait out the protests, arrest rally leaders and “slowly bring the city back to order.”
  • It’s also possible, although less likely, that Beijing could send in its military — or that it could acquiesce to some protester demands……”


7/17/2014: Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over the Ukraine-Russia border killing all 298 on board

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The humanitarian crisis in Yemen continues

MEMO

“The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said….that essential services in Yemen are on the verge of total collapse as the war enters its fifth year. It added that only 51 per cent of the country’s health facilities are still working in full, although they suffer from a severe shortage of medicines, equipment and staff.

“As the conflict in Yemen enters its fifth year, the salaries of more than 1.25 million government employees, including doctors, social workers and other public sector workers, have been suspended for more than two and a half years” the organization said in a report, explaining that the suspension has led to the closure or reduction of working hours of vital facilities such as health facilities, schools, water and sanitation facilities and other essential social services…..”


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