News Roundup 5/27/20

by | May 27, 2020

News Roundup 5/27/20

by | May 27, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • A Minneapolis police officer handcuffed a man and then put his knee on the back of his neck until he died. Four officers were fired after the murder. [Link]
  • Trump said he wants a full withdrawal from Afghanistan, but refused to set a target date. [Link]
  • The US is ahead of schedule laid out in the deal with the Taliban. The US has 8,600 troops in the country. The US had agreed to reduce troops to that level by mid-July. The pandemic is pushing the US to withdraw faster. [Link]

Middle East

  • Three US soldiers were wounded in Syria when they were ambushed by unidentified militants. [Link]
  • The Houthi killed seven Yemeni soldiers with a missile attack on a military base in Yemen. [Link]

Africa

  • The US military says Russia has deployed warplanes to Libya. Russia backed the Libyan National Army, which has recently lost territory to the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord. [Link]
  • Russia’s Foreign Minister told the Libyan National Army to work towards a ceasefire. [Link]
  • Islamist militants killed 17 people in the Congo. [Link]

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