Situation/Intelligence Reports

Syria: Airstrikes Target Rebel Forces in Hama

Airstrikes targeted rebel fighters in the western Syrian province of Hama, where rebel groups began a coordinated offensive in recent days, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, Reuters reported Sept. 1. Read more…

Gabon: Post-Election Violence Rocks Country

Violence broke out Aug. 31 between protesters and security forces in Gabon following the announcement of a victory for incumbent President Ali Bongo Ondimba in the country's recent presidential election, Reuters reported Sept. 1. Read more…

Turkey: Interior Minister Resigns Unexpectedly

Turkish Interior Minister Efkan Ala resigned unexpectedly on Sept. 1, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said, Asharq al-Awsat reported. Read more…

Iran: U.S. Agreed To Exemptions Of Some Nuclear Restrictions, Report Claims

The United States and its negotiating partners secretly agreed to exempt Tehran from some restrictions included in the 2015 deal on Iran's nuclear program, according to a Sept. 1 report by the U.S.-based Institute for Science and International Security, Reuters reported. Read more…

Brazil: Senate Impeaches President Rousseff

Brazil's Senate approved the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, G1 reported Aug. 31. Read more…

Tanzania: Opposition Suspends Scheduled Protests

Tanzania's main opposition party, Chadema, has suspended protests planned for Sept. 1, saying it will give religious leaders time to negotiate with the government of President John Magufuli, Reuters reported Aug. 31. Read more…

Israel: Nearly 300 More Housing Units Approved In West Bank

The Israeli military-run Civil Administration approved on Aug. 31 nearly 300 more housing units for Jewish settlements in the West Bank, an Israeli monitoring group said, Reuters reported. Read more…

Syria: Russia Claims Strike That Killed Islamic State Commander

Russia's Ministry of Defense claimed responsibility for the airstrike that killed top Islamic State commander Abu Muhammed al-Adnani, BBC reported Aug. 31. Read more…

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