ISW News Roundup - July 13, 2009

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New York Times - Seven American Soldiers Wounded in Iraq, by Timothy Williams

New York Times - Churches and Envoy Attacked in Iraq, by Steven Lee Myers

Associated Press - Car Bomb Kills at Least 4 Near Church in Baghdad, by Christopher Torchia

Reuters - Iraq curfew in some Christian areas after church bomb, by Aseel Kami

Associated Press - Britain investigates Iraqi man's death in custody, by David Stringer

Times Online UK - Abuse video shown at public inquiry into British Army interrogation of Iraqis, by Deborah Haynes and Jenny Booth

Associated Press - Iraq lashed by sandstorms and battling drought, by Deb Riechmann and Sinan Salaheddin



New York Times - Blast Kills Afghan Police Chief in Model American District, by Carlotta Gall and Ruhullah Khapalwak

New York Times - Roadside Bomb Kills 2 Marines in Southern Afghanistan, by Carlotta Gall

Department of Defense - Joint Force Detains Suspected Militant in Afghanistan, by AFPS

LA Times Slideshow - Operation Khanjari in Afghanistan, photos by Joe Raedle

Reuters - Afghans turn to Taliban in fear of own police, by Peter Graff

Associated Press - American service member killed in Afghan attack

Associated Press - AP IMPACT: Crooked Afghan police challenge Marines, by Jason Straziuso and David Guttenfelder

BBC - Obama 'examining Afghan killings'

Reuters - British government criticized over Afghanistan equipment, by Luke Baker

Christian Science Monitor - Troop deaths in Afghanistan rattle Britain, by Ben Quinn

Times Online UK - Brown asks Afghans for more troops to help British war effort, by Philip Webster

Washington Post - For Karzai, Stumbles On Road To Election, by Pamela Constable

Christian Science Monitor - Afghan election: Can Karzai's rivals close the gap? by Issam Ahmed

Reuters - Afghan leader Karzai campaigns in Taliban heartland, by Ismail Sameem



Long War Journal - Mullah Fazlullah, Swat leadership safe: Taliban spokesman, by Bill Roggio

Department of Defense - Cooperation Key to Success Along Afghan Border, by Army Sgt. Matthew C. Moeller

New York Times - Refugees From Region in Pakistan Trickling Home, by Salman Masood and Sabrina Tavernise

Wall Street Journal - Pakistanis Return to Swat Valley, by Zahid Hussain and Matthew Rosenberg

Times Online UK - Swat Valley refugees reluctant to return home, by Zahid Hussain and Nico Hines

Reuters - Nine killed in bomb blast in central Pakistan

BBC - Amid the ruins of the Taliban conflict




Washington Post - Britain Revokes Licenses for Arms Exports to Israel, by Howard Schneider


New York Times - Candidate Declares Iran may Face 'Disintegration', by Robert F. Worth

Christian Science Monitor - Next flash point in Iran face-off: Friday prayers, by Iason Athanasiadis

Washington Post - Iran's Invisible Nicaragua Embassy, by Anne-Marie O'Connor and Mary Beth Sheridan

Washington TImes - Times reporter recounts life in Iran prison, by Iason Athanasiadis

Central Asia

RFE/RL - U.S. Tells Uzbekistan It Wants Better Ties

Reuters - Russia's Medvedev visits South Ossetia, defying West

Washington Times - Abkhazia Welcomes Russian Troops, Help, by Nicholas Clayton

RFE/RL - Report: Police Kill Five In Latest Chechen Clashes

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