ISW News Roundup - June 1, 2009

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Reuters - Bomb in Baghdad Market Kills 4 and Wounds 13

BBC - U.S. Deaths in Iraq Rise Sharply in May

Los Angeles Times - Iraqi Casualties Fall to Record Low in may, by Liz Sly

New York Times - U.S. Soldier and 11 Iraqis Die in Attacks, by Campbell Robertson

CNN - Iraqi Kurds Begin Exporting Oil, Ivan Watson and Yesim Comert

Los Angeles Times - Ex-Trade Minister Arrested After Attempting to Flee Iraq, by Liz Sly



Los Angeles Times - 9 Afghan Soldiers and 30 Insurgents Killed in Battle

Department of Defense - Afghan, Coalition Forces Kill 35 Militants, Wound 13 Others

Wall Street Journal - Army Deploys Old Tactic in PR War, by Michael M. Phillips

RFE/RL - Afghans Protest Against Civilian Deaths in Firefight

Reuters - Afghan Presidential Hopeful Vows to Create PM Post, by Golnar Motevalli



Reuters - Pakistanis Secure Swat Town, Clash in Other Areas, by Kamran Haider

Washington Post -Al-Qaeda Seen as Shaken in Pakistan, by Karen DeYoung

Reuters - Pakistan Troops Say Kill 40 Taliban Near Afghan Border

New York Times - Pakistan Seen Fighting Militants on Two Fronts, by Salman Masood and Sabrina Tavernise

Los Angeles Times - Gutsy Pakistan Protesters March Against the Taliban, by Mark Magnier



North Korea

New York Times - North Korea May Test Another Missile, Elisabeth Bumiller

Reuters - Gates Says U.S. Will Not Accept Nuclear North Korea, by Nopporn Wong-Anan and Neil Chatterjee


New York Times - 6 Die as Palestinian Authority Forces Clash with Hamas, by Ethan Bronner

Reuters - Settlers Seek Takeover of East Jerusalem Area, by Joseph Nasr

Christian Science Monitor - Israeli Proposal: Make Jordan the Official Palestinian Homeland, by Tom A. Peter and Ilene R. Prusher

New York Times - U.S. Weighs Tactics on Israeli Settlement, by Helene Cooper

Saudi Arabia

New York Times - Justice Dept. Backs Saudi Royal Family on 9/11 Lawsuit, by Eric Lichtblau


BBC - Iran Executes Three Men for Mosque Bombing

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