World roundup: August 31 2022
Stories from Iraq, Ethiopia, Russia, and more
In today’s global news:
Worldometer is tracking COVID-19 cases and fatalities.
The New York Times is tracking global vaccine distribution.
Syrian media is reporting that the Israeli military attacked Aleppo’s airport as well as unspecified targets near Damascus on Wednesday. There have been no reports of casualties and no details as to damage. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights the Aleppo strike hit a runway and storage facilities, which may indicate that the target was an arms shipment of some description. The targets near Damascus presumably are/were being used by Iranian or Iran-linked forces.