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July 9, 2021
The Haitian police killed four suspects and arrested six more in the investigation into the assassination of President Jovenel Moise. Two Haitian Americans are believed to be among the arrested, one of whom was identified as James Solages.
July 8, 2021
Former South African President Jacob Zuma was sentenced to prison by South Africa's highest court, the Constitutional Court. Zuma, 79, was ordered to prison for refusing to testify about widespread corruption during his time as president from 2009 to 2018.
June 30, 2021
In November 2020, fighting erupted between the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) forces and the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) - the fight was joined by the Amhara Region and Eritrean forces on the ENDF side. On June 28th, the TPLF forces seized control of the regional capital of Mekele - Ethiopian troops evacuated the city.
June 29, 2021
On June 28th, US forces stationed in Syria came under multiple rocket fire - no injuries were reported among the US troops, officials have not yet publicly identified the responsible party. Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) Spokesman Col. Wayne Marotto said, "US Forces in Syria, while under multiple rocket attack, acted in self-defense and conducted counter-battery artillery fire at rocket launching positions."
June 28, 2021
On Sunday, the US conducted airstrikes on the Syria-Iraq border against two Iranian-backed militias. The Pentagon stated operational and weapons storage facilities were struck at three locations being used by the Kataib Hezbollah and Kata'ib Sayyid al-Shuhada militia groups.
June 26, 2021
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chairman, High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah met with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin before meeting Biden at the White House. President Biden assured President Ghani of US support for the Afghan people - both leaders agreed that despite the US troops vacating Afghanistan, the strong bilateral partnership would continue.
June 25, 2021
On Thursday, indigenous group Cowesses First Nation announced the discovery of 751 unmarked graves at a former residential school for indigenous children. Cowesses Chief Cadmus Delmore revealed that the bodies were discovered at the Marieval Indian Residential School, operational between 1899 and 1997. The site of the discovery is 85 miles east of Regina, the capital of Saskatchewan.