Regional Overview: South Asia
10-16 May 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in India; and communal violence between Hindus and Muslims in India and Bangladesh. In India, armed clashes between Naxal-Maoist rebels and security personnel continued last week. One police constable was killed and another injured during encounters in the…

CDT Spotlight: Mob Violence

Mob violence has risen around the world since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik breaks down the surge in activity.This infographic is part of our special CDT Spotlight series. © 2020 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.

CDT Spotlight: PKK & Turkey

Despite the pandemic, the Turkish military has intensified operations against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Turkey as well as Iraq. ACLED Research Analyst Adam Miller charts the rising violence. This infographic is part of our special CDT Spotlight series. © 2020 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.

CDT Spotlight: Al Shabaab in Somalia

Al Shabaab has continued to launch daily attacks in Somalia, hindering humanitarian efforts to fight the spread of coronavirus. ACLED Research Analyst Andrea Carboni surveys the ongoing conflict. This infographic is part of our special CDT Spotlight series. © 2020 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.  

Regional Overview: Africa
10-16 May 2020

In Africa last week, armed groups carried out attacks in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic despite previous calls for ceasefires; Boko Haram suffered significant losses as Nigerian and Nigerien forces launched operations across both countries; and demonstration levels continued to rise in northern Africa. Demonstration activity continues to rise in…

Regional Overview: Europe
10-16 May 2020

Last week, demonstrations continued in the Balkans, Southeastern Europe, and Eastern Europe, with about half of demonstrations relating to coronavirus. In some cases, demonstrations appear to be fueled by disinformation. Notable developments were the reduction of anti-government protests in Serbia and the resurgence of Serbian Orthodox demonstrations in Montenegro.  In Croatia, owners and employees of…

Regional Overview: Middle East
10-16 May 2020

Last week in the Middle East, key developments include: reduced fighting between Houthi and pro-Hadi forces in Yemen amid the coronavirus outbreak, but increased fighting between pro-Southern Transitional Council (STC) and pro-Hadi forces around the city of Zinjibar; a return to mass demonstrations in Iraq; increased Islamic State (IS) activity in Iraq and Syria; continued…

Regional Overview: Central America and the Caribbean
10-16 May 2020

The number of demonstrations remained relatively unchanged in Central America and the Caribbean as coronavirus-related restrictions continue to disrupt daily activities. The number of battles remained high, while violence targeting civilians slightly decreased after a spike in mid-April. Workers from different sectors protested to call for the lifting of work restrictions implemented during the pandemic.…