NEWS SUMMARY-INTELLIGENCE REPORT MONDAY 4/27/2020
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Two motorcycle police officers rammed by a car driving in the wrong direction in a Paris suburb today. Both injured with one put into a artificial coma because of the seriousness of his injuries. The driver of the car arrested.
The police officers conducting roadside checks in connection with house arrest coronavirus restrictions.
A deliberate attack is suspected with the driver writing a letter discovered in the vehicle saying he was concerned about the plight of the Palestinians. He is known for committing acts of violence dating back to 2008.
France's anti-terrorism prosecutor is evaluating the matter with the suspect to undergo psychiatric evaluation before a decision is made on whether this is a terrorism case. (BFM-TV Google Translation)......additional information...ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS STORY
The Syrian government says that three civilians were killed and four wounded in the early morning Israeli airstike on the Damascus area. Meanwhile, the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights groups says that three civilians and four pro-Iranian militiamen were killed....ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS STORY
THE US MILITARY DENYING A SYRIAN ARAB NEWS AGENCY REPORT THAT TWO AMERICAN SOLDIERS ARE MISSING IN DEIR EZZOR PROVINCE IN THE EASTERN PART OF THE COUNTRY....SYRIAN ARAB NEWS AGENCY REPORT
Fighting reported in Syria between members of the HTS Al Qaeda forces and Turkish soldiers in the Greater Idlib region. In recent times the Turks had supported the HTS but now there is a dispute between them.....SOUTHFRONT STORY (WITH VIDEO EMBEDDED)
The United States military killed and injured civilians in an airstrike in Somalia more than a year ago. An internal investigation by the US Africa Command issuing a report with those findings on Monday. The US has launched 39 airstrikes so far this year aimed at the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabab terrorist group.......ASSOCIATED PRESS STORY PUBLISHED BY NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO
The destroyer USS Kidd returning from its mission in the Eastern Pacific to San Diego with 47 cases of Covid-19 now reported on board.....USNI NEWS STORY
The Chinese Ambassador in Australia warning against a biased investigation targeting his country over the coronavirus. He says it could result in a Chinese boycott of Australian products......PRESS TV IRAN NEWS STORY
While some European countries are symbolically lifting restrictions in limited ways like children being allowed outside homes in Spain for the first time in months and preparations to resume renovation of Notre Dame in France, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the lockdown must continue in the UK.
New Zealand Prime Minister proclaiming that the coronavirus is "currently eliminated" in her country.......BBC NEWS STORY
TWO STATISTICAL MILESTONES FOR COVID-19 TODAY WITH MORE THAN THREE MILLION POSITIVE TESTS NOW REPORTED WORLDWIDE AND MORE THAN ONE MILLION POSITIVE TESTS REPORTED IN THE UNITED STATES......WORLDOMETERS WORLDWIDE STATS
The latest coronavirus news for today from the BBC News blog.....BBC NEWS CORONAVIRUS MONDAY 4/27/2020
In other news.......
THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY IN NEW YORK SET FOR JUNE 2ND IS CANCELLED.....
A push to curb US intelligence sharing with countries that criminalize homosexuality. Leading the push is Richard Grenell recently appointed Director of National Intelligence by President Trump. Grenell one of the highest profile gay men in the US government.....FOX NEWS REPORT
"The Russian Embassy in the Czech Republic categorically denies such flagrant and false allegations"
The Russian embassy reacting to a claim in a Czech magazine called "Respekt" that Russian diplomats there were plotting assassinations of local officials in the country including the Mayor of Prague......TASS NEWS STORY
And also tonight a reminder of a "Nextrush Unplugged DC 19" special post.....NEXTRUSH UNPLUGGED: DC 19 SPECIAL INMATES AROUND THE WORLD
That's the way it really is Monday April 27th, 2020.