Situation/Intelligence Reports

Syria: Suspected Chemical Attack In Idlib Province

A helicopter carried out a suspected chlorine gas attack on the town of Saraqeb in Idlib province late Aug. 1, medical sources said, BBC reported Aug. 2. Read more…

Philippines: Bangsamoro Peace Talks To Restart

Peace talks between the Philippine government and ethnic Moro rebels from the southern island of Mindanao will resume in Kuala Lumpur within the next two weeks, the government's peace advisor, Jesus Dureza, said Aug. 2, Rappler and the Manila Bulletin reported. Read more…

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines: Maritime Cooperation Agreement Finalized

Defense ministers from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines finalized an agreement on trilateral maritime cooperation on Aug. 1, officially launching coordinated joint sea patrols in regional waters plagued by piracy and other threats, the Jakarta Post reported. Read more…

Japan: Government Launches Stimulus Package

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government approved a new stimulus package, featuring some 4.6 trillion yen ($45 billion) in spending this year alone, on Aug. 2, Kyodo reported. Read more…

Nigeria: Army Killed Hundreds Of Shiites In 2015 Clash, Commission Finds

A new report by a commission of inquiry in Nigeria accused the country's army of killing nearly 350 Shiites and burying them in a mass grave after three days of clashes in December 2015, AP reported. Read more…

Turkey: Car Bomb Kills 6 Police, Wounds 4 Others

A remotely detonated car bomb in the eastern Turkish province of Bingol targeted a police vehicle Aug. 1, killing six officers and wounding four others, security sources said, Reuters reported. Read more…

Tanzania: U.S. Pledges $407 Million In Aid

The United States pledged $407 million in aid to Tanzania on Aug. 1 for a number of sectors, including health, agriculture, education and democratic governance, Reuters reported. Read more…

Turkey: Top U.S. General Visits Turkey

The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff is in Turkey on Aug. 1, where he is expected to condemn the July 15 coup attempt while meeting with top Turkish officials, Stars and Stripes reported. Read more…

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