Situation/Intelligence Reports

Iraq: Dozens Killed As 2 More Car Bombs Target Baghdad

Two more car bombs targeted civilian areas in Baghdad on May 11, following an early morning blast in a crowded marketplace that killed more than 60 in the capital's Shiite district of Sadr City, Reuters reported. Read more…

Syria: Fighting Resumes In Aleppo

Government and rebel forces resumed fighting in the northwestern Syrian city of Aleppo after a temporary cease-fire in the city expired May 11, AFP reported. Read more…

U.S., Georgia: Joint Military Training Exercise Begins

A joint military exercise between the United States and Georgia began May 11 at Georgia's Vaziani Air Base, Sputnik reported. Read more…

Tunisia: Strike Shuts Down Southern Town

Workers and businesses staged a general strike in the southern Tunisian town of Ben Guerdane on May 11 over an April decision by Libyan authorities to stop cross-border trade between the two countries, Middle East Online reported. Read more…

Libya: Officials Stop Diesel Smugglers Bound For Malta

Libyan coast guard vessels loyal to the Tripoli-based government stopped Togo-flagged tanker San Gwann 7 kilometers (4.35 miles) north of Abu Kammash district on May 10, Times of Malta reported May 11. Read more…

France: Government To Face No-Confidence Vote, Strikes Called

The French government will face a no-confidence vote May 12 after bypassing Parliament to pass a labor reform bill May 10, The Local reported May 11. Read more…

Iraq: Car Bomb Kills At Least 64 In Crowded Baghdad Market

A car bomb killed at least 64 people and wounded at least 87 others May 11 in a crowded Baghdad market in the Shiite district of Sadr City, Iraqi officials say, BBC reported. Read more…

North Korea: Satellite Images Suggest End To Nuclear Test Preparations

Vehicles are no longer visible at the command center of North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear test site, suggesting that a nuclear test is no longer imminent, according to imagery analyzed by 38 North, Yonhap reported May 10. Read more…

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