Situation/Intelligence Reports

U.S.: Secretary Of State Visits London For Syria, Yemen Talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met his British, French, German and Italian counterparts in London on Oct. 16 as part of renewed Syria peace efforts, BBC reported. Read more…

Thailand: Coronation Of Crown Prince To Be Delayed A Year

Thailand's crown prince, Maha Vajiralongkorn, wants his coronation held off for at least a year, government officials said Oct. 16, BBC reported. Read more…

Syria: Turkish-Backed Rebels Take Dabiq

Turkish-backed rebels have captured the Syrian town of Dabiq from the Islamic State, rebel commanders and monitors said Oct. 16, BBC reported. Read more…

Yemen: Third Missile Attack Targets U.S. Navy Vessel In Red Sea

A U.S. Navy destroyer was targeted Oct. 15 in a failed missile attack from territory in Yemen controlled by Houthi rebels, the third such incident in the past week, U.S. officials said, Reuters reported. Read more…

North Korea: Failed Missile Test Detected

The U.S. military detected a failed North Korean test launch of an intermediate ballistic missile near the northwestern city of Kusong, the Pentagon said Oct. 15, Reuters reported. Read more…

Egypt: Fighter Jets Bomb Islamic State Targets In Sinai Peninsula

Egyptian jets bombed Islamist militant targets for three hours Oct. 15, one day after Islamic State militants killed 12 soldiers in North Sinai province, the armed forces said, Reuters reported. Read more…

Russia: Warships To Sail English Channel Next Week

Russian warships are expected to sail through the English Channel next week at a time of heightened tensions between London and Moscow, the Australian reported Oct. 15. Read more…

India, Russia: Leaders Announce Joint Military Ventures

India and Russia on Oct. 15 announced plans to set up a joint venture to build helicopters in India, which will also buy surface-to-air missile systems from Russia, as the two tighten their military relationship, Reuters reported. Read more…

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