Situation/Intelligence Reports

Armenia: Sniper Kills Police Officer Amid Hostage Crisis

A sniper killed a police officer July 30 amid the ongoing hostage crisis at a police station occupied by the Founding Parliament armed group in Yerevan, Armenia, since July 17, BBC reported. Read more…

Philippines: President Cancels Cease-Fire

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made good on an earlier threat July 30 and canceled a unilateral cease-fire with communist New People's Army militants, AP reported. Read more…

Syria: Civilians Flee Eastern Aleppo Via Humanitarian Corridor

Dozens of civilian families used the three passages that Russia has designated "humanitarian corridors" to move out of opposition-held portions of eastern Aleppo and into government territory July 30, SANA news reported. Read more…

Armenia: Police Wound 3 Gunmen During Ongoing Standoff

Police shot and wounded three of the gunmen who have been occupying a police station in Armenia's capital, Yerevan, for almost two weeks now, AP reported July 29. Read more…

Tanzania: President Vows To Crush Opposition Protests

Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli promised harsh crackdowns July 29 on any opposition protests, days after the country's main opposition Chadema party called for anti-government rallies beginning in September, Reuters reported. Read more…

Nigeria: Army Preparing For Possible Niger Delta Operation

The Nigerian army will begin training exercises the weekend beginning July 30 for possible military operations against militants in the oil-rich Niger Delta region, a statement from the army said July 29, AFP reported. Read more…

Vietnam: Hackers Target Airline, Airports Over South China Sea Claims

Hackers attacked Vietnam's two largest airports and the website of Vietnam Airlines on July 29, posting content critical of claims made by Vietnam and the Philippines in the South China Sea, Reuters reported. Read more…

U.S.: Florida Zika Cases Are Likely First Local Transmissions

Four people in Florida with the Zika virus were likely infected by mosquitos, the first documented cases of mosquito-borne transmission in the continental United States, top Florida health department officials said July 29. Read more…

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