ISW News Roundup - April 29, 2009

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Reuters - 17 killed in twin Baghdad car bomb attack

Reuters - Iraq seizes group accused of Baghdad car bombs, by Aseel Kami

Associated Press - US audit: Costs soar for Iraqi military training, by Chelsea J. Carter

Associated Press - Costs Soar as Iraq Falls Behind on Training Plan, Audit Says

Department of Defense - Romanian Soldiers Train Iraqi Army Commandos, by Army Spc. Terence Ewings

Associated Press - Company pulls plug on 'Fallujah' war video game, by Barbara Ortutay

Times Online UK - Camp Cropper: America's model detention camp, by Deborah Haynes

RFE/Rl - Campaigning For Kurdish Parliamentary Elections Begins



New York Times - U.S. Sets Fight in the Poppies to Halt Taliban Cash Flow, by Dexter Filkins

New York Times Slideshow - Cutting Off the Taliban's Bankroll

Reuters - Afghan Taliban leader warns of new offensive

Reuters - U.S. and Afghan forces kill at least 32 militants

Department of Defense - Afghan Police Play Critical Role in Country's Future, by Jim Garamone

Reuters - Australia to send extra troops to Afghanistan, by James Grubel

Associated Press - Britain to send 700 extra troops to Afghanistan

Washington Post - Afghanistan Cancels Public Celebration of Holiday, by Pamela Constable

RFE/RL - U.S. Says Talks On Extending Manas Lease Progressing



Long War Journal - Taliban advance on Mansehra, by Bill Roggio

LA Times - U.S. training of Pakistan army to grow, by Julian E. Barnes

Washington Post - Taliban Advance in Pakistan Prompts Shift by U.S., by Karen DeYoung

Associated Press - Taliban kidnap dozens of Pakistani security forces, by Munir Ahmad

Long War Journal - Taliban capture 70 security personnel in Bruner, by Bill Roggio

LA Times - Pakistan attacks Taliban bases near Islamabad, by Zulfiqar Ali and Mark Magnier

New York Times - Pakistan Claims to Retake Town, by Carlotta Gall and Elisabeth Bumiller

Times Online UK - Pakistan army 'retakes main town in Buna from Taleban militants', by Zahid Hussain and Jenny Booth

Reuters - Pakistan troops take town, kill over 50 Taliban, by Javed Khan

Times Online UK - Taleban advance is halted by Pakistan's combined air and ground onslaught, by Zahid Hussain

Associated Press - Taliban threatens spike in violence, by Heidi Vogt and Noor Khan

Washington Times - U.S. may fast-track aid to block Taliban, by Raza Khan and Christina Bellantoni

RFE/RL - Female Pakistani Singer Killed In Peshawar, by Kristin Deasy and Sharifa Esmatullah




Reuters - Bomb kills 9 in Turkey, police detain 2 suicide bombers, by Ibon Villelabeitia

Reuters - Suspected suicide bomber attacks Ankara university


Associated Press - Hariri court orders generals' release, by Mike Corder

Associated Press - Hezbollah, allies positioning to win election, by Sam F. Ghattas


RFE/RL - Tajikistan Detains Followers Of Unregistered Islamic Group

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