ISW News Roundup - April 20, 2009


Associated Press - Bomber strikes US soldiers meeeting Iraqi officials, by Brian Murphy

Washington Post - Suicide Bomber Kills Three Iraqi Policemen, by Ernesto Londono

Department of Defense - Engineers in Iraq Defeat Tunnel Terrorists, by Army 1st Lt. Stephen Clements and Army 1st Lt. Janeene Yarber

Associated Press - Justices skeptical on allowing Iraq to be sued, by Jesse J. Holland

Department of Defense - Iraqi Government Continues Progress Toward Paying All 'Sons of Iraq'

Reuters - Iraq parliament gets new speaker

LA Times - Iraq elects parliament speaker after 4-month impasse, by Liz Sly

New York Times - Critic of Maliki Is Chosen to Lead Iraq's Parliament, by Timothy Williams

New York Times - Old Order Is Back in Northern Iraq

Times Online UK - US risks fanning violence as it opens gates of Iraqi detention camps, by Deborah Haynes



Washington Times - U.S. helps snare top Afghan drug lords, by Sara A. Carter

Reuters - U.S. troops train to advise Afghan forces, by Andrew Gray

New York Times - Pinned Down, a  Sprint to Escape Taliban Zone, by C.J. Chivers

New York Times - An Ambush and a Comrade Lost (Photo Documentary) by Tyler Hicks and C.J. Chivers

Associated Press - Attacks kill 3 Afghan police, 3 civilians, by Noor Khan

Associated Press - NZ wants exit plan for commandos in Afghanistan, by Ray Lilley

Associated Press - Bin Laden deputy slams Obama plan for Afghanistan

CNN - Senior Taliban commander escapes Pakistan airstrike, by Ivan Watson

Reuters - Suicide bomber killed in Afghan governor's compound

Department of Defense - U.S., Afghan Forces Kill Four, Detain Four

Reuters - Made homeless by Taliban, Afghans shelter in caves, by Emma Graham-Harrison

RFE/RL - Karzai Objects To Direct U.S. Talks With Taliban

BBC - Soldier's 'lucky' bullet escape



Washington Post - Extremist Tide Rises in Pakistan, by Pamela Constable

Associated Press - Missiles demolish Taliban compound, by Nahal Toosi

Reuters - Pakistan attacks militants after bomb; 20 dead, by Javed Hussain

Reuters - Pakistan offers farmland to foreign investors, by Amena Bakr




Times Online UK - Walkout at UN conference after Iran president calls Israel 'racist', by Philippe Naughton

Associated Press - UN chief condemns Ahmadinejad speech on Israel

Associated Press - Iran orders probe of jailed US journalist's case, by Ali Akbar Dareini and Nasser Karimi


Associated Press - Report: Hamas killed, maimed dozens of opponents, by Karin Laub


Reuters - Tajikistan, U.S. Afghan transit deal expected soon


RFE/RL - Russia To Boost Military Presence In Central Asia

Reuters - Russia may cancel military talks with NATO: Ifax, by Oleg Shchedrov

North Korea

Associated Press - UN: NKorea could restart nuke facilities in months, by Jae-Soon Chang

Al Qaeda

Times Online UK - September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed 'waterboarded 183 times'

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