ISW News Roundup - August 5, 2009

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New York Times - U.S. Says Sunni Insurgent Leader Was Arrested During Raids in Northern Iraq, by Timothy Williams and Rod Nordland

AFP - Nine Killed in Iraq Violence, by Ammar Karim

VOA News - Analysts: Iraq's Arab-Kurd Dispute Could Be Greatest Stability Threat, by Al Pessin

Associated Press - Top US General in Iraq Calls American Role Crucial, by Kim Gamel

Associated Press - Official: Baghdad Blast Walls to be Removed

AFP - US Transfers Control of Southern Iraq Bases

Reuters - Iraq War Reparations to Kuwait Could be Reduced: UK, by Louis Charbonneau

Associated Press - Arrest of US Hikers Mars Iraqi Kurd Tourism Boom, by Yahya Barazanji and Eric Talmadge

BBC - Iraq 'Suicide Bomber,' 16, Jailed, by Natalia Antelava



VOA News - New NATO Chief Visits Afghanistan

New York Times - NATO Reorganizes Afghan Command Structure, by Steven Erlander

CNN - New NATO Chief Visits Afghanistan

Reuters - NATO, Afghans Say Ready to Secure August 20 Poll, by Jonathon Burch

New York Times - Afghan Civilian Deaths Continue Before Election, by Dexter Filkins

Associated Press - Taliban Votes with its Rockets, by Fisnik Abrashi

Los Angeles Times - Rare Rocket Attack in Afghan Capital Injures 2, by Laura King

AFP - Afghan Villagers Say US Strike Killed Four Brothers

BBC - Outrage Over Afghan Child Deaths

TIME - Afghan Elections: The Man Who Would Beat Karzai, by Aryn Baker



AFP - Pakistan Sets Up Community Police to Thwart Taliban, by Lehaz Ali

New York Times - Pakistan: Deadly Rioting Was Planned, Group Says

Associated Press - Pakistani Christians Express Anger Over Killings, by Babar Dogar

VOA News - Pakistan Probes Sectarian Attacks in Punjab

AFP - Baluch Rebels Kill Four Pakistan Police

Long War Journal - Baitullah Mehsud's Wife Killed in Predator Attack, by Bill Roggio

Associated Press - Missile Kills Relatives of Pakistan Taliban Chief, by Munir Ahmad

New York Times - Strike Kills Wife of Taliban Chief, by Pir Zubair Shah and Salman Masood

CNN - Pakistan Taliban leader's Wife Dies in Suspected Drone Attack

BBC - US Terror Suspects Hearing Begins




VOA News - Iranian Official: 3 Americans Detained by Iran Face Interrogation

Los Angeles Times - Editor Says Journalists Held in Iran Would not Have Strayed from Iraq, by Maria L. La Ganga and Liz Sly

Washington Post - Clinton 'Concerned' About Americans Held in Iran, by Nada Bakri

New York Times - Ahmadinejad Sworn in for 2nd Term as Iran's President, by Robert F. Worth and Alan Cowell

Christian Science Monitor - Now Sworn in, Ahmadinejad Could Crack Down Harder, by Iason Athanasiadis

Washington Times - U.S. Calls Ahmadinejad 'Elected Leader'

North Korea

Washington Times - Imprisoned U.S. Journalists Arrive from North Korea, by Joseph Weber

New York Times - Bill Clinton and Journalists in Emotional Return to U.S., by Mark Landler and Peter Baker

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