News Roundup 6/26/17

  • The parents of Mike Brown were awarded $1.5 million from the City of Furgerson. [Link]  Police Fyle
  • A mistrial was declared in the trial of the police officer who killed Sam Dubose. The mistrial was declared after a jury was unable to come to a decision. [Link]  Police Fyle
  • Police searches in Colorado and Washington decreased by 50% after the states legalized weed. [Link] Police Fyle
  • Bernie and Jane Sanders are under investigation for fraud. The accusations are related to Jane’s time as president of Burlington College. [Link]
  • F-35 flights out of Yuma Airforce base have been resumed. [Link]
  • At a Defense Department press briefing, the Defense Department spokesperson admitted the US was not investigating civilian deaths caused by the YPG. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • Obama ordered that cyber weapons be implanted within Russia that can be switched on to retaliate to a Russian cyber attack. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • Russia says that Norway’s decision to extend the amount of time US Marines will remain in Norway is a threat to Russia. The US Marines are stationed about 900 miles from the border with Russia. [Link]
  • Saudi Arabia gave Qatar a list of demands that must be met before diplomatic relations can be reestablished. Saudi Arabia has given Qatar till July 3rd to meet the demands. Moon of Alabama gives analysis on the situation. [Link]
  • Egypt’s leader has signed an agreement to transfer islands in the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia. [Link]
  • At least 34 people were killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan. The bomb hit the capital city of the Helmand Province on Thursday. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • At least three people were killed by a suicide bomber in Mosul. [Link] Iraq Fyle
  • Civilians continue to flee ISIS-held Mosul. 100,000 civilian remain in the 1.2 sq. miles held by ISIS. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • Iranian militias enter Deir Ezzor and are making progress against ISIS. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the US coalition killed 472 Syrian civilians with airstrikes in May. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Israel carries out airstrikes against the Syrian Army. Israel claims this is a response to mortar fire that landed in the Golan Heights. The mortar fire was from fighting between the Syrian Army and IS linked groups. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Moon of Alabama looks at Israel’s support for jihadist groups in the Syrian Civil War. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • A spokesperson for the US-led coalition fighting ISIS says that the coalition welcomes help from Syria or Iranian militias to fight ISIS. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • A member of the White Helmets was fired after he was caught dumping the mutilated bodies of Syrian Army soldiers. [Link] Syria Fyle 

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