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New York, New York, United States

A man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State while providing others with instructions on how to conduct attacks.

Date of Event: 05/12/21

Location: New York, New York, United States

Other

Event Type: Court_Sentence

Total Fatalities: 0

Total Wounded: 0

Source: US Department of Justice

Accident
Cherry Creek Reservoir, Colorado, United States

Two planes collided in the air near Cherry Creek Reservoir, but no injuries have been reported and both planes were able to land.

Date of Event: 05/12/21

Location: Cherry Creek Reservoir, Colorado, United States

Accident

Event Type: Large_Accident

Total Fatalities: 0

Total Wounded: 0

Source: 9 News

Other
Yekaterinburg, Russia

Former mayor of Yekaterinburg was found guilty of using social media to call for protests to release Alexei Navalny. He was sentenced to nine days in jail.

Date of Event: 05/12/21

Location: Yekaterinburg, Russia

Other

Event Type: Court_Sentence

Total Fatalities: 0

Total Wounded: 0

Source: Reuters

Civil_Unrest
Mandalay, Myanmar

Anti-government protesters took to the streets of Mandalay and security forces fired shots and arrested 30 people.

Date of Event: 05/12/21

Location: Mandalay, Myanmar

Civil_Unrest

Event Type: Protest

Total Fatalities: 0

Total Wounded: 0

Source: Reuters

Terrorism
Kutahya, Turkey

A PKK militant was arrested in Kutahya province. He was wanted for killing a soldier five years ago in Van province.

Date of Event: 05/12/21

Location: Kutahya, Turkey

Terrorism

Event Type: Arrest

Total Fatalities: 0

Total Wounded: 0

Source: AA

Terrorism
Mandera, Kenya

Al-Shabab killed three reserve police officers while attacking communication towers in Mandera and Wajir counties. Two additional officers were wounded in the attacks.

Date of Event: 05/12/21

Location: Mandera, Kenya

Terrorism

Event Type: Assault

Total Fatalities: 3

Total Wounded: 2

Source: AP

Military_Conflict
Gaza City, Gaza Strip

An Israeli airstrike killed the Gaza City Hamas commander, Bassem Issa, on Wednesday, which is the highest-ranking Hamas figure killed since 2014. At least three other Hamas militants were killed in the strike.

Date of Event: 05/12/21

Location: Gaza City, Gaza Strip

Military_Conflict

Event Type: Airstrike

Total Fatalities: 4

Total Wounded: 0

Source: AP

Civil_Unrest
Khartoum, Sudan

Protests calling for justice over people killed in anti-government demonstrations two years ago saw at least two people killed and dozens injured on Tuesday when security forces dispersed them.

Date of Event: 05/11/21

Location: Khartoum, Sudan

Civil_Unrest

Event Type: Protest

Total Fatalities: 2

Total Wounded: 24

Source: AFP

Terrorism
Ashkelon, Israel

Rockets fired from Gaza hit an oil tank in Ashkelon and the fire continues to burn. The tank has a 23 million barrel capacity and it isn't clear whether Hamas or Islamic Jihad launched the attack.

Date of Event: 05/11/21

Location: Ashkelon, Israel

Terrorism

Event Type: Rocket_Attack

Total Fatalities: 0

Total Wounded: 0

Source: Energy Voice

Terrorism
Poso, Indonesia

East Indonesia Mujahedeen terrorists killed four Christian farmers and wounded two others while they were working in a coffee plantation in Kalimago village, Poso district Tuesday morning.

Date of Event: 05/11/21

Location: Poso, Indonesia

Terrorism

Event Type: Terror_Attack

Total Fatalities: 4

Total Wounded: 2

Source: UCA News

Civil_Unrest
Yangon, Myanmar

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Yangon 100 days after the coup. At least 783 people have been killed since the coup and 3,859 people have been arrested.

Date of Event: 05/11/21

Location: Yangon, Myanmar

Civil_Unrest

Event Type: Protest

Total Fatalities: 0

Total Wounded: 0

Source: Radio Free Asia

Terrorism
Mastung, Pakistan

Unknown Militants ambushed a police vehicle killing two officers in Mastung on Tuesday.

Date of Event: 05/11/21

Location: Mastung, Pakistan

Terrorism

Event Type: Ambush

Total Fatalities: 2

Total Wounded: 0

Source: The News

Terrorism
Northern Samar, Philippines

Two brothers belonging to the NPA rebel group surrendered to government forces in Northern Samar Monday morning. They were involved in various activities to include raids and ambushes on government troops.

Date of Event: 05/10/21

Location: Northern Samar, Philippines

Terrorism

Event Type: Arrest

Total Fatalities: 0

Total Wounded: 0

Source: PLN

Accident
Usink, Russia

A state of emergency was declared in Usink after oil was spotted in the Kolva River. Lukoil has accepted responsibility, but the Kolva is used as a water source for residents downstream. An investigation is underway and oil-containing booms have been deployed.

Date of Event: 05/11/21

Location: Usink, Russia

Accident

Event Type: Large_Accident

Total Fatalities: 0

Total Wounded: 0

Source: Upstream Online

Terrorism
Taguig City, Philippines

Security forces arrested an Abu Sayyaf terrorist during operations in Marharlike village, Taguig City on 7 May. The individual was charged with kidnapping and serious illegal detention of five plantation workers.

Date of Event: 05/07/21

Location: Taguig City, Philippines

Terrorism

Event Type: Arrest

Total Fatalities: 0

Total Wounded: 0

Source: Manila Bulletin

Terrorism
Ashkelon, Israel

Rockets fired from Gaza hit an oil tank in Gaza and the fire continues to burn. The tank has a 23 million barrel capacity and it isn't clear whether Hamas or Islamic Jihad launched the attack.

Date of Event: 05/11/21

Location: Ashkelon, Israel

Terrorism

Event Type: Rocket_Attack

Total Fatalities: 0

Total Wounded: 0

Source: Energy Voice

Military_Conflict
Gaza City, Gaza Strip

Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City targeted an apartment building housing Islamic Jihad members. Three senior terrorists were killed, as well as 11 civilians.

Date of Event: 05/11/21

Location: Gaza City, Gaza Strip

Military_Conflict

Event Type: Airstrike

Total Fatalities: 14

Total Wounded: 0

Source: The Week

Military_Conflict
Nam Khong, Myanmar

Myanmar army launched an artillery attack on Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) and Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) rebel targets near the town of Nam Khong on 7 May. There were no reports of casualties from the attack.

Date of Event: 05/07/21

Location: Nam Khong, Myanmar

Military_Conflict

Event Type: Rocket_Attack

Total Fatalities: 0

Total Wounded: 0

Source: BNI

Military_Conflict
Gaza City, Gaza Strip

Israel conducted an airstrike in Gaza and leveled a building where several Hamas commanders had offices. Casualty figures were not given.

Date of Event: 05/11/21

Location: Gaza City, Gaza Strip

Military_Conflict

Event Type: Airstrike

Total Fatalities: 0

Total Wounded: 0

Source: AFP

Terrorism
Kabankalan City, Philippines

19 NPA rebels surrendered to government forces in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental Tuesday.

Date of Event: 05/11/21

Location: Kabankalan City, Philippines

Terrorism

Event Type: Arrest

Total Fatalities: 0

Total Wounded: 0

Source: Philippine News Agency

Civil_Unrest
Yangon, Myanmar

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Yangon 100 days after the coup. At least 783 people have been killed since the coup and 3,859 people have been arrested.

Date of Event: 05/11/21

Location: Yangon, Myanmar

Civil_Unrest

Event Type: Protest

Total Fatalities: 0

Total Wounded: 0

Source: Radio Free Asia

Accident
Champaign County, Illinois, United States

A train derailed in Champaign County, but no injuries were reported in the incident.

Date of Event: 05/11/21

Location: Champaign County, Illinois, United States

Accident

Event Type: Large_Accident

Total Fatalities: 0

Total Wounded: 0

Source: Champaign Urbana News Gazette

Terrorism
Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo's army rescued 13 children being held hostage by the Ugandan Allied Democratic Force and the Mai-Mai rebel group in the territory of Beni in North Kivu province and Irumu, Ituri province.

Date of Event: 05/10/21

Location: Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo

Terrorism

Event Type: Hostage_Recovery

Total Fatalities: 0

Total Wounded: 0

Source: Yeni Safak

Civil_Unrest
Haifa, Israel

A Palestinian actress, Maisa Abd Elhadi, was shot and wounded during a protest in Haifa on Sunday. At least 15 people were also arrested during the demonstration.

Date of Event: 05/09/21

Location: Haifa, Israel

Civil_Unrest

Event Type: Protest

Total Fatalities: 0

Total Wounded: 1

Source: Hyperallergic

Political_Conflict
Beirut, Lebanon

The US Treasury Department sanctioned seven Lebanese nationals with ties to Hezbollah on Tuesday.

Date of Event: 05/11/21

Location: Beirut, Lebanon

Political_Conflict

Event Type: Legal/Diplomatic

Total Fatalities: 0

Total Wounded: 0

Source: Reuters

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