Dec
16

This Week in Conflict

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END OF IRAQ WAR
Barack Obama declares Iraq war a success j.mp/uWWx68
Obama marks coming end of US campaign in Iraq: j.mp/uBzvXQ
Post-American Iraq by the Numbers j.mp/rwav73
Iraq Speaker: Keeping 15000 employees at US embassy in Iraq is illogical alsumaria.tv/en/Iraq-News/1…
NATO: Iraq Training Mission To End on December 31 j.mp/sXoUYL
What will US departure mean for Iraq? awe.sm/5bWkI
Sunni Separatist Fears as US Troops Leave Iraq j.mp/uvnATg

PAKISTAN – TENSIONS
Islamabad Says Blockade On NATO Will Last Until ‘Rules Of Engagement’ Changed http://awe.sm/5bdoy
US begins vacating Pakistan’s Shamsi air base awe.sm/5bZxx
Pakistani Gunmen Torch NATO Cargo Again su.pr/18xQ1t
Pakistan block of NATO supplies to continue j.mp/thLnRE
Pakistan Says U.S. Vacates Airbase, Meeting Deadline j.mp/vg7uws
Police: Up To 20 Trucks On Fire At NATO Terminal In Pakistan bit.ly/t1pmZ9
RT @AP: NATO fuel tankers bound for Afghanistan come under rocket fire; 10 burning outside Quetta, Pakistan: apne.ws/fWZEqW -ldh

PAKISTANI – MORE
Pakistani Taliban Spokesman Denies Claim Of Government Peace Talks awe.sm/5bZy0
Pakistani Taliban Confirm Peace Talks With Islamabad awe.sm/5bWkN
PM: Pakistan’s President May Be Out For 2 Weeks j.mp/tpTijW
U.S. Says No Coup Concerns Over Pakistan President’s Health Problem awe.sm/5bOcx
Pakistani Human Rights Activist Gunned Down awe.sm/5bOcy

SYRIA
Syrian rebels gun down eight soldiers in retaliation after civilian deaths j.mp/t13Mk4
Escalating violence in Syria leaves many dead j.mp/uTh6EI
Syria military convoy ‘ambushed’http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/world-middle-east-16182547
Deadly clashes hit northern Syria su.pr/1RzhMk
Syria’s bloody uprising: reported deaths over 2011 su.pr/2qQqKw
Syria holds local elections as deadly clashes reportedly continue j.mp/u3fotd
Syrian troops battle opposition fighters in south of country su.pr/4ttIJE
Syrian death toll ‘exceeds 5,000′ j.mp/srpgAT
Uprising overshadows Syria polls su.pr/6d4AKz
Syrian army and defectors ‘battling in south’ su.pr/344mDn
Violence continues across Syria awe.sm/5bS4t
Reports of new killings in Syria su.pr/2lowOT
More Syrian deaths amid oil pipeline blast j.mp/tbfkgY

LIBYA
‘Cleansed’ Libyan town spills its terrible secrets awe.sm/5bdnI
‘Several killed’ in Libya fighting su.pr/17Ad4R
Gunfight erupts in Libyan capital su.pr/5gwCUV
Libya: Tripoli airport closed after rogue militia attacks garrison su.pr/3bVrZN
Libya army chief survives bid on his life english.aljazeera.net//news/africa/2…
Libya militias given deadline to disarm and leave Tripoli awe.sm/5bRW9

EGYPT
Egypt holds next phase of voting j.mp/umxyJB
Egypt’s army asserts constitutional control j.mp/rKV4vl

AFGHANISTAN – VIOLENCE
At Least Five Killed In Afghan Suicide Attack su.pr/1inGTU
Afghanistan Suicide Blast Splinters Relations With Pakistan su.pr/8hLj5F

IRAN – DRONES
Iran refuses to return US drone j.mp/thX1iJ
US asks Iran to return downed drone su.pr/2LbpSp

DRONES – MORE
U.S. drone crashes in Seychelles reut.rs/v0y5sI
Drones: A deeply unsettling future j.mp/t0FLLi

APOLOGIES
El Salvador apologises for 1981 massacre awe.sm/5bZyB
Netherlands apologises for Indonesia massacre awe.sm/5bS4G

MISC
U.S. military says it has no plans to inform families that soldiers’ remains were dumped in landfill:wapo.st/rUaOEa
Top US general warns of civil unrest in EU su.pr/1OTQaA
US angered as Tehran blocks ‘virtual embassy’ j.mp/tldg5W
Nationwide protests under way in Russia aljazeera.com/news/europe/20…
Osama bin Laden’s wives told they are free to leave Pakistan awe.sm/5bOcs
3.5 million people mark Ashura in Iraq Karbala awe.sm/5bMef
Iraq presidency approves death sentences against 14 convicted with terrorism charges bit.ly/s57TQg
UN peacekeepers injured in Lebanon blast aje.me/ukRDoi
Afghan Women Wary Of Taliban Talks j.mp/u37APX
Israeli settlers clash with troops in West Bank su.pr/2K3TEq
Al-Qaida prisoners escape jail in Yemen su.pr/1IIO07
Tunisian assembly adopts provisional constitution awe.sm/5bZxr

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