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News Roundup 6/20/17

by | Jun 20, 2017

  • Harris won a $255 million contract to provide special operations with manpack radios. [Link]
  • Otto Warmbier has died. Otto was released by North Korea last week. Otto was in a coma when he was returned to his family. [Link]
  • A man in Paris was killed after ramming his car filled with explosives into a police vehicle. [Link]
  • The European Union’s police agency arrested 133 suspected human traffickers. The operation also identified 221 potential victims of trafficking. [Link]
  • Humanitarian groups rescued 730 migrants trying to cross the MediterraneanSea on Sunday. [Link]
  • Three civilians and one Malian soldier were killed when an al-Qaeda-linked group attacked a resort site in Mali. The resort is a popular destination for Western tourists. [Link] Portugal says one Portuguese soldier died in the attack. [Link]
  • Half of food aid sent to Nigeria’s Northeast is not arriving to the people who are facing starvation. [Link]
  • Government soldiers in South Sudan are targeting civilians. [Link]
  • Saudi Arabia claims to have captured three Iranian Revolutionary Gaurd boats in the Persian Gulf. The Iranians claim that Saudi is holding fishermen. [Link]
  • John McCain says the US lacks a military strategy in Afghanistan. [Link]
  • Danial Davis explains how an additional 4,000 troops will not change anything. [Link]
  • Five Afghani police officers were killed when several Taliban fighters attacked them. [Link]
  • A US civilian living in Kabul was kidnapped by men disguised as Afghan security forces. [Link]
  • General Dunford gives some details of the US annihilation tactics being used against ISIS. The new policy calls for ISIS to be pushed into a single location to be attacked. [Link]
  • As ISIS loses ground in Syria, the US-backed forces and Assad forces are coming into contact more often. Nancy Yousef says this will force Trump to take an official position for or against Assad. [Link]
  • The Pentagon says US pilots will defend themselves if attacked by Russia over Syria. [Link]
  • Israel has been funding Syrian rebel groups near the Golan Heights since 2013. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, opinion editor of and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter and Connor Freeman.

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