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INTEL Snippets to 03 Dec 14

INTEL Snippets to 03 Dec 14 – provided by 5 Dimension Consultants

Our updates include:

– Iraqi government to agree to a deal with the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) over oil revenues and budgetary payments in a major concession.

– The dropping of charges against former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and senior security officials over the deaths of several hundred protestors in February 2011. Also discussed is the failed attempt by the Salafist Front to stage a day of demonstrations against the Egyptian government.

– Iran’s expanding role in Iraq after it launches air strikes against Islamic State positions in Diyala.

– Iraqi Prime Minister’s continued efforts to restructure the country’s security apparatus, which has seen dozens of senior interior ministry officers removed. 

– Intense fighting continues in and around Aleppo as both the regime and opposition groups seek to gain as much territory before winter sets in.                                                   

– The importance of the Syrian-Turkish border town Kobane to the Islamic State and why it continues to pour in fighters there.

– The conclusion of Bahrain’s first parliamentary elections since protests erupted in 2011. 

– Political developments in Lebanon where the Future Movement and Hezbollah warm to the idea of talks, whilst the Constitutional Council’s rejects a challenge made against extending parliament’s mandate until 2017.

– News of a domestic security review by Saudi Arabia aimed at expanding security institutions and increasing cooperation and intelligence sharing among different security institutions.

– The ongoing dispute between Yemen’s President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi and Houthi militants over the make up of the army, and simmering tensions in the cities of Marib and Taiz. 

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