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MENA Region Daily Brief

MENA Region Daily Brief Syria: Explosion rocks military intelligence headquarters in Aleppo Syrian rebels carried out a major attack targeting the Syrian Air Force Intelligence’s headquarters in Aleppo, detonating an improvised explosive device (IED) in a tunnel near the building and then ambushing it and opening fire. Initial reports indicated that dozens of regime soldiers…

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ISIS and Turkey a historical link

ISIS and Turkey a historical link – by Maha Hamdan Some ISIS supporters see Turkey as “Rome”, the infidel army it will defeat to begin the end times, this was a common insult to Turkish state throughout history, pronounced by it`s muslim rivals, like Tamerlane. Battle of Marj Dabiq The Battle of Marj Dābiq (Arabic:…

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What went wrong between AKP and Hizmet in Turkey?

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What went wrong between the AKP and Hizmet in Turkey? In an article and short paper by Rosi Kern the political frictions between the AKP and Hizment in Turkey are examined. The past year media reports have been rife with details of a major fall out between the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and…

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Regional Intelligence Reports to 17th December 2014

Regional Intelligence Reports to 17th December 2014  GCC Meeting overview The 35th Ministerial and Heads of State meeting of the GCC was held in Doha on December 9. Regional security issues, as ever, featured high on the agenda with the summit focusing primarily on the threat from the Islamic State (IS) and other extremist groups,…

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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…

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Regional Intelligence Reports to 12 November 2014

Middle East Regional Report Jun 23 – Jul 02 2016

Regional Intelligence Reports to 12 November 2014 Fuller versions of these reports and more are available from 5 Dimensions Consultants Yemen Former President Saleh secures the ouster of Hadi as the leader of the GPC party. Although Hadi remains president of Yemen, Saleh and the Houthis may well push him out. Yemen has formed a…

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Can we stop ISIS funding?

Can we stop ISIS funding or better – SQUEEZING ISIS FUNDING The US Treasury Department faces difficulties as it mounts a program to cut off funding to Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists that are currently raising “tens of millions” each month through oil sales, ransoming hostages, criminal activities, and donations from wealthy Islamist sympathizers. Current estimates…

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Who are the ISIS targets?

Who are the ISIS targets? – Assad’s Syrian government (from whom it has seized more than one-third of its country and seeks the rest). – Iraq’s Baghdad government (from whom it has seized a quarter of its territory and aspires to more). – Iraq’s Kurds (from whom it seized parts of Kurdistan until it was…

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Regional Intelligence Reports 16-22 Oct 14

Intelligence Reports 16-22 Oct 14 Terrorism and Insurgency – Yemen The Houthis’ war in Yemen has brought al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) out of its ‘self-imposed exile’ which threatens to heighten sectarian tensions in the country. AQAP is doing as much as it can to stoke a sectarian conflict in Yemen. In recent weeks…

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