ISW News Roundup - November 7, 2008


New York Times Slideshow - Escalating Conflict in Mosul

Aswat al-Iraq - $36,000 stolen in armed robbery in Diala

New York Times - Blasts Kill 3 in Baghdad

Associated Press - Extremist leader in Iraq sends message to US

Reuters -Iraqi, Taliban militants demand Obama pull U.S. out, by Randall Mikkelsen

Reuters - Alarm over growing use of "sticky bombs" in Iraq

Long War Journal - In Hurriyah, Sunni families trickle home, by Wesley Morgan

Long War Journal - Iraq announces plan to expand the Air Force, by DJ Elliott

Reuters - Senior Iraqi backs Obama withdrawal plan, by Peter Graff and Mariam Karouny

New York Times - Obama Victory Alters the Tenor of Iraqi Politics, by Alissa J. Rubin


Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA)

Voice of America -US Gives Iraq Final text of Draft Forces Agreement, by David Gollust

Agence France Presse - US agrees to some changes on Iraq forces deal

Washington Post - Iraq Repeats Insistence on Fixed Withdrawal Date, by Ernesto Londono, Mary Beth Sheridan, and Karen DeYoung



Wall Street Journal - New Administration to Realign Priorities in Iraq, Afghanistan, by Yochi J. Dreazen

LA Times - Afghan aid to insurgents alleged in attack on U.S. troops, by M. Karim Faiez and Laura King

Voice of America - Military Investigates Possible New Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan

Associated Press - AP Exclusive: Bush study favors bigger Afghan army, by Robert Burns

USA Today - Afghan government reaches out to tribes, by Jim Michaels

Associated Press - Petraeus: Afghan tribes needed to fight militants, by Fisnik Abrashi




New York Times - Suspected U.S. Missile Hits Pakistan, and 10 Are Reported Dead, from Reuters

LA Times - Pakistan: Bombers kills 19 and wound dozens, from AP

Long War Journal -  US Predators strike al Qaeda camp in North Waziristan, by Bill Roggio


New York Times - Syria Accuses Militants, from Reuters

Reuters - Syria says Fatah al-Islam group behind bombing, by Khaled Yacoub Oweis


New York Times - Georgia Claims on Russia War Called Into Question, by C.J. Chivers and Ellen Barry

Reuters - Russia to study U.S. anti-missile proposals: report


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