Situation/Intelligence Reports

Mexico: Government Takes Over Railroad Used By Migrants

The Mexican government has taken control of the southern railroad known as "The Beast," widely used by Central American migrants heading to the United States, the Mexican Communications and Transport Ministry said Aug. 23, Reuters reported. Read more…

Colombia: 3 Explosions Target Health Companies In Bogota

Three small explosions targeted health companies in Bogota, Colombia, on Aug. 23, causing no injuries, El Espectador reported. Read more…

Nigeria: Air Force Claims To Have Killed Boko Haram's Leader

Nigeria's air force said it has killed a number of top Boko Haram fighters, including possibly the group's leader, Reuters reported Aug. 23. Read more…

Syria: Cease-Fire Between Kurdish, Government Forces In Al-Hasaka

Syrian Kurdish and government forces agreed to a cease-fire that came into effect Aug. 23 to halt fighting in the northeastern city of al-Hasaka, a Kurdish official said, Reuters reported. Read more…

Italy: Germany To Accept Hundreds Of Migrants

Beginning in September, Germany will accept hundreds of Iraqi, Syrian and Eritrean migrants currently living in camps in Italy, Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said Aug. 23, Reuters reported. Read more…

Turkey: Supreme Military Council Trims Armed Forces' Upper Ranks

For the second time since Turkey's failed coup attempt, the country's Supreme Military Council convened on Aug. 23 to discuss changes to the Turkish armed forces. Read more…

U.N.: International Day For Remembrance Of Slave Trade And Its Abolition Held

UNESCO marked the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition on Aug. 23. Read more…

Belarus: Collective Security Treaty Organization Military Drills Begin

More than 1,000 soldiers are taking part in joint military exercises in Belarus with the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the Belarusian Defense Ministry said Aug. 23, the Moscow Times reported. Read more…

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