News Roundup 10/20/17

  • An Ohio police officer who caught on video beating a person he pulled over has been fired. [Link] Police Fyle
  • Trump disagrees with the State Department’s assessment of what is causing sonic attacks that effect US diplomats in Cuba. Trump believes the Cuban government can prevent the sonic attacks from occurring. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • CIA Director Pompeo said North Korea is rapidly moving towards having the ability to hit the US with a nuclear weapon. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • Spain announced it will revoke Catalonia’s autonomy and impose direct rule over Catalonia. [Link] Spain Fyle
  • A high ranking member of a Tehreek-e-Taliban, who was behind a terror attack that killed over 100 people, has been killed. [Link] Pakitan Fyle
  • The Iraqi government has issued an arrest warrant for the vice president of Iraqi Kurdistan. [Link] Iraq Fyle
  • Islamic State fighters seized villages near Kirkuk that were left undefended. [Link] Iraq Fyle
  • Airwars estimates more than 1,800 civilians were killed in the battle for Raqqa. The US coalition is responsible for more than 1,300 civilian deaths. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • BuzzFeed has filed a FOIA for information about the US arming of Syrian rebels. Trump declassified the program by Tweeting about it. [Link] Syria Fyle

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