ARCHIVE REFERENCE: Shifting Sands

WELCOME TO YOUR FIRST ASSIGNMENT AGENT

Salam alaykum, peace be upon you my friend, if you are reading this then you have passed the first trial as an initiate into the CBMS-IA as a field agent candidate. Although we will never meet, you will get to know much about the Middle East and the place I currently call home. My name is Aalim which means "Man of Learning" and my last name, Hadi, meaning "Guide". Fitting as I will be assisting you as your guide in your training for this unit. I oversee the entire Middle East and the intelligence gathering done on behalf of the CBMS-IA. If you have made it this far you and the rest of your class certainly have much potential to become field agents. But of course, as the keeper of the Second Trial, I must teach you more about the region we will be immersed in for the next few weeks!

 

My challenge to you is this:
You may work alongside 1-2 other people in your class. Work together to fill out this situation report about the nation provided in this encoded message. There may be a riddle so be careful as it will be tricky. 

Jvgu jngref naq zbahzragf, zl ynaq qvivqrf 2 ynaqf. Erq jngref gb zl fbhgu naq Zner Abfgehz gb zl abegu. Gur Clenzvqf ner jrfg gb zr, juvyr gur Qrnq jngref erfvqr gb zl rnfg. Jung angvba nz V? 

Hint: Geographical Features will help you figure out the location. Use a Map and Google Reverse Image Searching...

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