This is your weekly news briefing for 27 April – 03 May 2017.

 

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MIDDLE EAST

 

US servicemember killed near Mosul

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/29/politics/us-service-member-killed-mosul/

 

100 + Iraqis kidnapped by unknown militias as they flee Mosul fighting

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2017/04/30/-Unidentified-militias-kidnap-around-100-Iraqis-fleeing-Mosul-town.html

 

Analysis: MOAB effect on ISIS in Afghanistan

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39705128

 

Afghani military casualty assessment for 2017

http://www.khaama.com/807-afghan-soldiers-killed-in-first-6-weeks-of-2017-sigar-02690

 

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EUROPE

 

Counterterror operation in northern UK yields 3 arrests, 1 suspect shot

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39770195

 

German soldier planned false flag operation against his own people

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39733952

 

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NORTH KOREA

 

China, US to seek diplomatic solution – war still very possible

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-idUSKBN17T0AW

 

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CENTRAL / SOUTH AMERICA

 

Venezuela to withdraw from OAS as protests continue

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-39726605

 

Mexico captures El Chapo’s successor in leadership of Sinaloa cartel

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/02/mexico-captures-sinaloa-cartel-leader-el-chapo