World roundup: January 5 2022
Stories from Yemen, Ethiopia, Honduras, and more
In today’s global news:
Worldometer is tracking COVID-19 cases and fatalities.
The New York Times is tracking global vaccine distribution.
A US military outpost—I’m sorry, a “US-led coalition” outpost, because we need to give the US military presence in Syria the sheen of international legitimacy—in the “Green Village” in eastern Syria reportedly came under artillery fire on Wednesday. Coalition forces on the base returned fire and there are no reports of casualties. The coalition accused “Iran-supported malign actors” of carrying out the attack.
Israeli forces in the occupied Golan region fired on what they termed “suspects” in southern Syria on Wednesday. Israeli officials characterized these as “warning shots” didn’t go into any detail about the “suspects,” but we can probably assume they were Iranian-aligned militia fighters or at least were identified as such. There’s no report of any casualties.