ISW News Roundup - April 16, 2009


Reuters - Suicide bomber kills 16 in west Iraq base: army, by Aseel Kami

Reuters - Car blast kills 10 people, wounds 23 in north Iraq, by Mustapha Mahmoud and Sherko Raouf

New York Times - U.S. Military Expresses Concern About Perception of an Iraqi Crackdown on Sunnis, by Alissa J. Rubin and Rod Nordland

Associated Press - Army officials say war concussions overdiagnosed, by Mike Stobbe

Associated Press - U.S. soldier guilty of murdering 4 Iraqis

CNN - Rights report cites abuses in Kurdish Iraq

RFE/RL - Iraq's Kurds Dispute Critical Human Rights Report

RFE/RL - Success Of Iraqi Monetary Policy Disputed

RFE/RL - Iraqi Parliament Nears Agreement On New Speaker

Associated Press - Iraq study: Executions are leading cause of death, by Kim Gamel

Washington Times - Iraq refugees still slow to return, by Dale Gavlak

New York Times - Iraq Provinces Try to Overcome Political Disarray, by Steven Lee Myers



Reuters - U.S. says new troops push Taliban away from Kabul, by Jonathan Burch

Associated Press - Blast aboard boat carrying Afghan asylum seekers to Australia kills 3, leaves 2 missing, by Tanalee Smith

Reuters - Afghan law does not allow rape, cleric backer says, by Emma Graham-Harrison

Reuters - Afghans arrest two over murder of woman activist

Department of Defense - On the Ground: Coalition Medics Treat Afghan Troops, Civilians, Prevent Diseases

Reuters - New NATO chief is Islam's "major enemy": Taliban



New York Times - Pakistan Rehearses Its Two-Step on Airstrikes, by Jane Perlez

Christian Science Monitor - Pakistani Taliban in Swat refuse to give up arms, by Anand Gopal

RFE/RL - Signing Of Pakistan Shari'a Legislation Prompts Fears Of Taliban Expansion, by Abubakar Siddique

Long War Journal - Pakistan releases Red Mosque leader who led insurrection in capital, by Bill Roggio

Long War Journal - Major attacks against Pakistani security forces, by Bill Roggio

Reuters - Suicide bomber attacks police in Pakistan, 12 dead

Associated Press - Rights group alarmed over Islamic law in Swat, by Munir Ahmad

Reuters - Pakistan's Sharif says will not rejoin government, by Augustine Anthony

BBC - Japan PM pledges $1bn to Pakistan




LA Times - Gates warns against Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, by Paul Richter

LA Times - Iran's Ahmadinejad offers new start with West, by Borzou Daragahi and Ramin Mostaghim


Washington Post - U.S. Lays Out Anti-Piracy Plan, by Ann Scott Tyson and Stephanie McCrummen


Christian Science Monitor - In Lebanon's wild east, Hezbollah finds itself on left foot, by Nicholas Blanford

BBC - Lebanese army targets crime rings, by Natalia Antelava


BBC - Russia 'ends Chechnya operation'

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