Situation/Intelligence Reports

Kenya: President Will Attend Hague Trial

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Oct. 6 that he plans to attend an Oct. 15 hearing of the International Criminal Court in a personal capacity, appointing his deputy, William Ruto, as acting president during his absence, Reuters reported.

Libya: Benghazi Shaken By Wave Of Assassinations

Benghazi has seen a surge in attempted and successful high-level assassinations over the past couple of days by Islamist militants, RIA Novosti reported Oct. 6.

Somalia: Troops Regain Control Of Barawe

The Somali military regained control of Barawe, the last major port in Somalia held by al Shabaab militants, The Daily Star reported Oct. 6.

Latvia: Ruling Coalition Adds To Its Majority

The group's performance is notable, given the struggle between Russia and the West over Ukraine.

Iraq: Vice President Says U.S. Not Needed In Fight Against Islamic State

In an Oct. 6 interview, Iraqi Vice President Ayad Allawi said the region did not need the United States' overly militaristic approach to combat the Islamic State, Russia's RIA Novosti reported.

Iraq: Security Forces Withdraw From Hit District, U.S. Shifts Tactics

Iraqi security forces withdrew from Hit district and regrouped with the aim of storming the area, a security source in Anbar province said Oct. 6, NINA reported.

Iran: Explosion Hits Military Facility

An explosion and fire damaged an explosives production facility near Tehran on Oct. 6, killing two workers, the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency said, BBC reported.

Libya: Islamic State Fighters Appear In Darna

Islamic State militants appeared on the streets of Darna, a city in eastern Libya, for the first time Oct. 6, waving flags and shouting slogans, Sky News Arabia reported.

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