ISW News Roundup - April 17, 2009


Washington Times - Kurds anxious over U.S. withdrawal, by Eli Lake

Washington Post - Kurds, Arabs Maneuver Ahead of U.N. Report on N. Iraq, by Ernesto Londono

Washington Post - U.S. Judge Sentences Dutch Man to 25 Years for Crimes in Iraq, by Del Quentin Wilber

LA Times - Iraq suicide bomber attacks army base, by Liz Sly and Usama Redha

RFE/RL - Suicide Bomber Kills 16 In Iraq's Anbar Province

Times Online UK - We no longer live in fear, Iraqi families tell David Miliband, by Melanie Reid

Associated Press - US military: 1 Marine dies in noncombat incident

LA Times - Injured war zone contractors fight to get care, by T. Christian Miller and Doug Smith

Associated Press - $40M fuel theft from Army prompts global manhunt, by Matthew Barakat



New York Times - Turning Tables, U.S. Troops Ambush Taliban With Swift and Lethal Results, by C.J. Chivers

Associated Press - Afghan earthquakes kill 21, destroy homes, by Amir Shah

LA Times - Iranian scholar has advice for U.S. on Afghanistan, by Ramin Mostaghim

Reuters - FACTBOX: Security developments in Afghanistan, April 17

Times Online UK - 2,000 British troops ready for Afghanistan mission, by Michael Evans



Long War Journal - Taliban moving on Mardan, by Bill Roggio

Associated Press - Donors pledge $5 billion to stabilize Pakistan, by Eric Talmadge

CNN - Radical Pakistan cleric backs bloodshed, by Ivan Watson

RFE/RL Commentary - Why Does The Taliban Fear Women? by M.D.Nalapat

New York Times - Taliban Exploit Class Rifts to Gain Ground in Pakistan, by Jane Perlez and Pir Zubair Shah

Long War Journal - Maulana Aziz returns to Islamabad in triumph, by Bill Roggio

Associated Press - Trial begins of Pakistan suspect in Mumbai attacks, by Erika Kinetz




Associated Press - U.S. -Israeli differences over Palestinians emerge, by Mark Lavie

Associated Press - Palestinian killed in West Bank violence, by Tsafrir Abayov


Times Online UK - Chechen rebellion has been crushed, says Kremlin, by Tony Halpin

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