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Middle East – North Africa News Brief

MENA BRIEF, SITREP June 4 – June 13: Middle East and Northern Africa Regional Low Intensity Conflicts. | [MISC]: Attack in Iran Terror Strikes Iran, Lima Charlie News Iran’s Response to Islamic State Terrorism, Lima Charlie News The Iranian security forces have as of JUN11 arrested… Keep Reading

Middle East – North Africa News Brief

MENA BRIEF, SITREP May 28 – June 4: Middle East and Northern Africa Regional Low Intensity Conflicts. [MISC]: LONDON BRIDGE ATTACK: A terror attack in London, UK, on June 3rd left seven people dead and dozens more wounded. The attack is the third major terrorist attack… Keep Reading

Middle East – North Africa News Brief

MENA BRIEF, SITREP May 20 – May 27: Middle East and Northern Africa Regional Low Intensity Conflicts. Ramadan 2017. At sundown on May 26th, the Muslim holy month of Ramadan began. During this month, observing Muslims must fast from sunrise to sunset for the entirety of… Keep Reading

Middle East Update

Middle East – North Africa News Brief

MENA Regional Low Intensity Conflicts, April 22 – April 29 [MISC]: ADVISORY: Throughout May 1st there will be travel disruptions, and possible protests, due to the International Workers’ Day celebrations. In the past this day has also marked an increase of low-level militancy and other anti-government activities. Unofficial… Keep Reading

Middle East Update

Middle East – North Africa News Brief

MENA Regional Low Intensity Conflicts, April 15 – April 23 [EGYPT]: An Egyptian Air Force F-16 struck an alleged Islamic State weapons and gathering point in the Sinai Peninsula on April 20th, killing 19 affiliated militants, according to the Egyptian Army. Gunmen killed 1 police officer, injuring 3… Keep Reading

Middle East Update

Middle East – North Africa News Brief

MENA Regional Low Intensity Conflicts, April 9 – April 15 [SAUDI ARABIA]: Shiite militants opened fire on a vehicle traveling through al Qudaih, part of the al Qatatif area, of the Eastern Province, on April 7th. The driver was shot 12 times, but was able to drive himself… Keep Reading

Middle East Update

Middle East – North Africa News Brief

MENA Regional Low Intensity Conflicts, April 3 – April 8 [SYRIA]: Spanish authorities raided Rifaat al-Assad’s assets in a corruption inquiry on April 3rd. Rifaat al-Assad is Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s uncle, and former general of the Syrian Arab Army. According to Spanish authorities, the total value of… Keep Reading

Middle East Update

Middle East – North Africa News Brief

MENA Regional Low Intensity Conflicts, March 26 – April 2 [IRAN]: The American-Iranian, Gholam Reza “Robin” Shahini, 46 years-of-age, was released from Iranian prison on March 31st. He was released on a 200 million Toman bail, equaling about $55,000 US dollars. A Toman bail is a form… Keep Reading

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Syrian Army recaptures Palmyra from ISIS

The Syrian Army has retaken Palmyra from ISIS, advancing into the city after ISIS forces withdrew on Thursday. ISIS’s military situation continues to degrade as it defends multiple fronts. As reported by Lima Charlie News in December 2016, ISIS had retaken the ancient city, claiming a… Keep Reading

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Palestinian leaders establish new political organization to support PLO

In the wake of President Trump’s abandonment of the Israel-Palestine two-state solution at a joint press conference with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu two weeks ago, and President Trump’s promise to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Palestinian activists, politicians and journalists converged in Istanbul, Turkey this… Keep Reading

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Iran finds extensive shale oil reserves

The state-run National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) found 2 billion barrels of light crude shale oil reserves in the Khali Koh region in Western Iran’s Lorestan province. The oil was located during explorations for gas reserves, and the exploration and soil studies of the new… Keep Reading

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