CENTCOM Week in Review Ending 24 December 2009

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Hot Topics

AA: Russia Test-fires ‘Voevoda’ Intercontinental Missile 12/24/09

AF: Taliban issue video of captive US soldier 12/25/09

AF: Troops Secure Former Taliban Ghost Town in Afghanistan 12/25/09

YE: Yemen is growing front in Al Qaida battle 12/23/09

Below the fold: Instability, Special Operations, Security Forces, Foreign Affairs, Crime

Instability

AF: Bomb killed Special Forces paratrooper in Afghanistan 12/24/09

AF: Special Forces soldier killed on mission after Sangin base comes under attack 12/23/09

AF: Suicide Bombing Kills Eight In Afghan City Of Kandahar 12/24/09

IQ: Iraq struck by religious violence 12/24/09

IR: Iran forces clash with cleric’s mourners: websites 12/23/09

PK: Suicide Bomber Attacks Pakistani Press Club 12/23/09

YE: Separatists threaten Yemeni govt. with armed battle 12/24/09

Special Operations

AA: Iran-Oman joint drill in Persian Gulf successful: report 12/24/09

IQ: US Dept of Defense – Iraqi Forces Arrest Terrorism Suspects 12/23/09

PK: Twelve militants killed in NW Pakistan 12/24/09

YE: Yemeni forces strike al-Qaida hideouts, kill 30 12/24/09

Security Forces

AA: Terror attack foiled on Jerusalem-Modiin Road 12/24/09

AF: Afghan police mistakenly kill parliament member 12/23/09

AF: Forces in Afghanistan Detain Suspects, Find Weapons 12/24/09

YE: Yemen MP: Saudis would have used nukes against Houthis 12/25/09

Foreign Affairs

AA: Iraq, Iran try to resolve border spat 12/23/09

AA: Netanyahu Asks Rival to Join Government 12/24/09

AA: Pakistan to help Tajikistan with defence training 12/24/09

KG: OSCE urges action on Kyrgyz press “safety crisis” 12/23/09

LB: Lebanon An Important US Ally 12/23/09

PK: Pakistan not to allow Taliban to re-organize: PM 12/24/09

SY: Israel not interested in peace: Syria’s Assad 12/23/09

Crime

IR: Iranian Court Sentences Prominent Reformist to 6 Years in Jail 12/24/09

LB: Renewed Lebanese drug trade hikes Mideast tensions 12/23/09

PK: Pakistan to try 5 Americans over terrorism charges: official 12/24/09

PS: Israeli killed in West Bank shooting 12/24/09

PS: PA arrests, releases 150 attack suspects 12/25/09