More than 50 people were reportedly killed by a car bomb detonated on November 9th in Mogadishu, Somalia by al Shabaab. The event was the largest single al Shabaab attack on civilians since October 2017, when 587 fatalities were reported
Introducing ACLED’s control map of Syria, a novel examination of the country’s changing political violence landscape, developed by Senior Syria Researcher Dr. Kars de Bruijne, Assistant Syria Research Manager Stephanie Anderson, Syria Research Manager Muaz A. and Researcher Nick Grinstead,
In the Middle East region last week, there was a general rise in reported fatalities, possibly related to the renewal or continuation of offensives in Syria and Yemen. At the same time, general demonstrations have continued to drop, with the
Overall levels of organized violence remained static across the South and Southeast Asian regions while the overall levels of demonstrations significantly decreased following the previous week’s spike due to the eruption of country-wide blasphemy demonstrations in Pakistan. In Afghanistan, the
Key trends in Africa in the week of November 4th include the continued violence against civilians in Cameroon, the deadliest attack in Mogadishu of 2018 and the escalation of political violence in Guinea. Other relevant developments spanned the DRC, Chad,
Iraq declared victory over the Islamic State (IS) in December 2017, but the militant insurgency is not entirely defeated. In this infographic, ACLED Middle East Research Manager Tom Hart examines the continued threat posed by IS in Iraq.
Over 6500 political violence, protests, and other non-violent events for the years 2010 to 2012 have been added to ACLED’s Bangladesh dataset. The coverage period of ACLED’s Bangladesh dataset now spans from 2010 to present, and the dataset as a
In this infographic, Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik breaks down ACLED’s current estimate of fatalities caused by Yemen’s Civil War, with a spotlight on civilian deaths.
ACLED Researcher Nick Grinstead maps out the Turkish military’s resumed assault on Kurdish YPG forces in Northern Syria.
On October 7th, Cameroon held a presidential election that resulted in the re-election of President Paul Biya. Biya is now Africa’s oldest and longest-serving non-royal head of state (Washington Post, 22 November 2017). In the weeks leading up to the