News Roundup 6/2/17

by | Jun 2, 2017

  • Trump says the US will not move the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. [Link]
  • The City of Oakland settles with a woman who was suing the city for $66 million because she was sexually involved with several members of the Oakland Police Department. Some of the sexual interactions occurred while the woman was underage. Some of the sexual actions were in exchange for information or protection from police officers. [Link]
  • Turkey carried out airstrikes on PKK targets in Iraq. Six members of the PKK were killed in the strikes. [Link]
  • On Tuesday, at least 200 civilians have been killed by airstrikes in Mosul. The airstrikes were carried out by the US-coalition and the Iraqi government. [Link]
  • The Iraqi government is banning civilians of Mosul from wearing burqas. This is being labeled as a temporary move. ISIS fighters have used burqas to ambush Iraqi troops. [Link]
  • Jihadists groups in Northwest Syria are making it increasingly difficult to deliver aid. Around 900,000 internally displaced Syrians are in this region. [Link]
  • The US military says it has increased combat power in Syria to possibly fight Assad-allied forces. The US government also dropped leaflets over encampments for Assad-allied troops. The leaflets told the soldiers to leave, and any movement towards US-backed forces would lead to US airstrikes. [Link]
  • The leader of a Syrian rebel group trained by the US claims that there are 150 American troops at al-Tanf in Syria. [Link]
  • Over 500 people in Yemen died of cholera in a single month. [Link]
  • The UAE seized the airport in the South Yemen city of Aden from the Hadi government. The Hadi government is supported by Saudi Arabia.  One soldier was killed in the fighting. [Link]
  • At least 11 Philippines soldiers were killed in a friendly fire airstrike outside of Marawi. An ISIS allied rebel group recently took control of the city. [Link]

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