Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Iran Update 22FEB2024

Key Takeaways: 
• Yemen: Iran and the Houthis are likely using their attacks in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden to test and refine their approach to striking naval targets. 
• Northern Gaza Strip: The Israel Defense Forces 162nd Division continued to conduct clearing operations in Zaytoun, eastern Gaza City. 
• Southern Gaza Strip: Israeli forces continued to conduct clearing operations in western Khan Younis. 
• Political Negotiations: Hamas said that there may be progress in negotiations with Israel over a prisoner-or-hostage deal. 
• Iraq: Former Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammad al Halbousi discussed the US military presence in Iraq with US Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Chris Coons and US Ambassador to Iraq Alina Romanowski. 
• Iran: Iranian Strategic Foreign Relations Council Chairman Kamal Kharazi met with senior Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad officials in Tehran.


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