ISW News Roundup - May 12, 2009

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Associated Press - Suicide car bomber kills 6 people in Kirkuk, by Sameer N. Yacoub

Reuters - FACTBOX: Security developments in Iraq, May 11

Department of Defense - Better Communication Earns Public Trust for Iraqi Police, by Tim Kilbride

LA Times - Iraq shooting leaves 5 U.S. soldiers dead; fellow GI suspected, by Liz Sly

Washington Post - U.S. Military Identifies Sergeant Accused in Baghdad Shooting, by Ernesto Londono

Associated Press - AP source: Soldier in shootings disarmed earlier, by Anne Gearan

Reuters - Displaced Iraqis stay away as violence persists, by Aseel Kami

Washington Post - Detainee Who Gave False Iraq Data Dies In Prison in Libya, by Peter Finn



Christian Science Monitor - Gates ousts US commander in Afghanistan, saying 'we must do better', by Gordon Lubold

Washington Post - Top U.S. Commander in Afghanistan Is Fired, by Ann Scott Tyson

Reuters - Q+A: U.S. removes Afghanistan commander

Associated Press - Outgoing Afghan war commander valued outreach, by Jason Straziuso

LA Times - A new U.S. approach expected in Afghanistan, by Julian E. Barnes

Associated Press - 84 Afghan girls hospitalized in apparent poisoning, by Amir Shah and Heidi Vogt

Associated Press - Suicide attacks in Afghan city spark street battle, by Fisnik Abrashi and Rahim Faiez

Reuters - Building siege ends in Afghan town after blasts, by Sayed Salahuddin

Washington Times - Afghan commander's aide blames deaths on Taliban, by Sara A. Carter and Bill Gertz

Times Online UK - Taleban using white phosphorus, some of it made in Britain, by Michael Evans

LA Times - Afghan villagers get payments for battle that killed civilians, by Laura King

Reuters - Afghans urge new U.S. commander to cut civilian deaths, by Sayed Salahuddin

Department of Defense - Forces Kill One Militant, Detain Seven in Afghanistan

Department of Defense - Special Operations Forces Save Lives After Bomb Attack

Washington Post - Alleged Crime Goes Unsolved as U.N. Agencies Argue, by Colum Lynch



Christian Science Monitor - US, Pakistan build military ties, one officer at a time, by Gordon Lubold

Wall Street Journal - Pakistani Army Pushes on Against Taliban, from AP

Reuters - Pakistan soldiers swoop on Taliban stronghold, by Junaid Khan

New York Times - Pakistan Says It Is Stepping Up Attack, by Salman Masood

Long War Journal - Pakistani claims of high Taliban casualties 'wildly exaggerated' - US officials, by Bill Roggio

Washington Post - 52 Insurgents Killed in Pakistani Operation, by Pamela Constable

Reuters - Pakistan army battles Taliban; bomber kills 10, by Mohammad Hashim

Reuters - U.S. drone attack kills at least 8 in Pakistan

Associated Press - Pakistan army: 1.3 million fled fighting in NW, by Nahal Toosi

Christian Science Monitor - Pakistani refugees escape Army offensive - and Taliban rule, by Ben Arnoldy

Reuters - Pakistani Sikhs among displaced from Swat battle, by Kamran Haider

Christian Science Monitor - Pakistan's sharia cease-fire: I knew it wouldn't work, Zardari says, by Mark Sappenfield and Ron Scherer

Christian Science Monitor - Poll: Pakistanis worried about Taliban, economy, by Liam Stack

Reuters - Poll shows Pakistanis' conflicted views before Swat, by Simon Cameron-Moore

Washington Times - Muslim leaders unite against the Taliban, by Raza Khan




Associated Press - Smiling Saberi happy to be out of Iranian jail, by Ali Akbar Dareini

Times Online UK - Ayatollah Ali Khameini's hidden hand in Roxana Saberi case, by Richard Beeston


Associated Press - Lebanon displays tools it says Israel used to spy, by Hussein Dakroub

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