World roundup: February 7 2022
Stories from Iraq, Libya, Costa Rica, and more
In today’s global news:
Worldometer is tracking COVID-19 cases and fatalities.
The New York Times is tracking global vaccine distribution.
At least one child was killed Monday amid an uprising by female detainees in the Syrian Democratic Forces’ al-Hol camp. That facility is home to tens of thousands of family members of detained or dead Islamic State fighters and is overcrowded beyond the SDF’s capacity to manage it effectively. The rioters reportedly attempted to take their guards captive in what might have been another attempted prison break like the one IS detainees undertook in an SDF prison in Hasakah last month. Six other people were wounded in the incident.
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