Situation/Intelligence Reports

Turkey: President Issues First State Of Emergency Decree

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued his first decree July 23 since declaring a state of emergency July 20, Reuters reported. Read more…

Afghanistan: Islamic State Claims Kabul Bombings

In a statement posted on Amaq, the Islamic State claimed the July 23 twin suicide blasts targeting protest involving ethnic Hazara Shiites in Kabul, Al Jazeera reported. Read more…

Armenia: Yerevan Gunmen Release Hostages

A seven-day hostage standoff at a Yerevan police station ended July 23 with all four police officers released, RFE/RL reported. Read more…

Germany: Munich Shooter Identified

German authorities have identified the gunman in the July 22 shooting as an 18-year-old German-Iranian dual citizen, Police Chief Hubertus Andrae said, Reuters reported. Read more…

Germany: Police Find Munich Shooter Dead

The shooter in the Munich attack has been found dead after having committed suicide, Munich police said, Reuters reported July 22. Read more…

Germany: 6 Killed In Munich Shooting

Six people have been killed in the ongoing July 22 shooting that started at a McDonald's across the street from Munich's Olympia-Einkaufszentrum (OEZ) Shopping Center, and Germany's elite counterterrorism unit, Border Protection Group 9, is in the city, Bayerischer Rundfunk and Bild reported. Read more…

Germany: Shots Fired At Munich Shopping Center

Reports are emerging of a potential shooting attack at a shopping center in the German city of Munich, BBC reported. Read more…

Mali: 2 Days Of Clashes Leave Many Dead

Up to 20 people were killed and dozens of others were injured in two days of fighting between pro-government militiamen and Tuareg rebels in the northern Malian city of Kidal, medical workers said July 22, Reuters reported. Read more…

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