Situation/Intelligence Reports

U.S.: Russian Hackers Breach Democratic National Committee Computer Network

Two groups of Russian government hackers infiltrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in the United States, allowing them to monitor employee emails and access a research database about presumed Republican Party presidential candidate Donald Trump, DNC officials and security experts said June 14, the Washington Post reported. Read more…

Iran: Supreme Leader To Meet With Top Leadership

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is scheduled to hold a meeting with top Iranian leadership on June 14, the country's official news agency, IRNA, reported. Read more…

Iraq: Kurdish Allies Meet In Sulaimaniyah

Barham Salih of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and Nawshirwan Mustafa of the Gorran party met in the Iraqi Kurdistan city of Sulaimaniyah, just weeks after the political parties said they had reached a preliminary agreement to join forces in the autonomous region's next elections, Ekurd Daily reported June 14. Read more…

Burundi: Grenade Attack Carried Out In President's Hometown

A man dressed in military fatigues carried out a grenade attack in the northern Burundian city of Ngozi, a local government official said, AP reported June 14. Read more…

Turkey: President, Prime Minister Reach Out To Russian Counterparts

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim each sent letters to their Russian counterparts commemorating Russia's national day and expressing a desire to repair bilateral relations, Vestnik Kavkaza reported June 14. Read more…

Syria: Russian President, U.N. Leadership To Discuss Conflict

Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon and U.N. special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura will meet in St. Petersburg on June 16, a Kremlin aide said June 14, Reuters reported. Read more…

Bahrain: Government Suspends Shiite Opposition Group

Bahrain's government suspended and froze the assets of the Al Wefaq National Islamic Society, the country's largest Shiite political opposition group, on June 14, part of a broader crackdown on activists, AFP reported. Read more…

Syria: Hezbollah Reinforcements Reportedly Deploying To Syria

Hundreds of Hezbollah reinforcements have reportedly begun deploying to Syria from Lebanon following a June 9 meeting between the defense ministers of Russia, Syria and Iran in Tehran, anonymous sources said, Asharq Al-Awsat reported June 14. Read more…

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