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03 June 2012

AFG-PAK-CAS
US Could Have Done Better in Afghanistan: Karzai: Tolo News Karzai said US could have done better in Afghanistan if it respected Afghan homes and fought terror elsewhere. "But then they did not regard the homes of Afghan villagers as homes that gave the US and NATO a welcome." "And in the name in the war on terror, which everybody knew was to be fought elsewhere; too many innocent Afghans lost their lives. Too many were wounded, too many homes were violated," Mr. Karzai said. But he also thanked US and NATO for better education, healthcare, economic growth and stability in Afghanistan, while he has criticized them for not bringing security. He has emphasized that his criticism was not about the US govt but about the strategy used in Afghanistan. (Source: Kabul, Independent, Undetermined) Aid Workers Freed in Badakhshan: Pajhwok Five workers of the Swiss-based relief organization Medair were released following an operation in Badakhshan. They were rescued in a joint operation by Afghan commandos and ISAF soldiers. Public Health Director Noor Mohammad Khawri said the individuals were in stable condition and would be transferred to Kabul later in the day. The aid workers, three Afghan men and two Western female doctors, were kidnapped May 22 while they were on their way to a health clinic. Five kidnappers were killed in the operation, Governor Abdul Maroof Rasikh added. (Source: Kabul, Afghanistan; Independent; Neutral) EU Suspends $37 Million Aid to Afghan Police: Tolo News The EU blocked the release of $37M to a UN-run fund that financed Afghan Police, a Western Official said. Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan (LOTFA) personnel told the Afghan and international monitoring committee that UN officials abused the $2.2 million fund for paying salaries to nonexistent police officers and creating high payment positions for personnel with links to Afghan leaders. Officials at the UN Development Program denied allegations of mismanagement and corruption. This comes as the Afghan Ministry of Interior said that if the aid gets suspended it will definitely have negative impacts. (Source: Kabul, Independent, Undetermined) Afghan Air Force University to Start Operations Next Week: Ariana News Afghan officials said the Air Force University would start operations by next week. Work on the university is final and they are ready to enroll students, spokesman of Defense Ministry Gen. Zahir Azimi said. Earlier, Air Force personnel had to go America and UAE for training. Currently there are 300 forces receiving training outside Afghanistan. Now that an Air Force University has been established in the country, the Defense Ministry hopes they can train

(U) Afghan Def. Ministry Spokesman General Zahir Azimi (Bakhtar News; 03 Jun 12)

OTHER TOPICS
Over 30 Training Camps Fueling Balochistan Unrest Military Commander Threatens To Target U.S. Bases If Iran Is Attacked Imam Khomeini Space Center Is 80% Complete Maliki's Rule is a Division of Iraq, Mutlaq Qatar Prime Minister Asks Security Council for Military Intervention in Syria Protests Grow in Tahrir after Mubarak Verdict Annan Warns of 'All-Out' War in Syria US Publishes Satellite Images of Syria Armed Groups Raped, Killed Women in Houla: Witness Morsi Calls for Protests after Mubaraks Verdict

(U) Iraqi MP Saleh alMutlaq (Gulf News; 03 June 12)

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forces at lower cost inside the country. Currently, Afghanistan has 50 aircraft of various types, but the Defense Ministry hopes to acquire 146 more by 2016. (Source: Kabul, Afghanistan; Claim Neutrality) Over 30 Training Camps in Afghanistan Fuelling Balochistan Unrest: IG FC: Dawn The chief of paramilitary troops in Balochistan claimed that billions of rupees were being spent to spread unrest in the insurgency-hit province. Inspector General Frontier Corps Balochistan Major General Obaidullah Khan Khattak said Saturday that over 30 militant training camps were set up in Afghanistan to launch terrorist activities in Balochistan. MG Khattak claimed that around 121 insurgent training facilities were operating in different parts of the province. About 550 incidents of terrorism have taken place in the province this year, of which, several groups claimed responsibilities of 258 incidents, he said. (Source: Karachi, Pakistan; Anti-Military Rule)

IRAN
Military Commander Threatens To Target U.S. Bases If Iran Is Attacked: Al Arabiya Iran warned US not to resort to military action, saying US bases were vulnerable to the Islamic Republics missiles. The comments were an apparent response to US officials who said Washington was ready to use force to stop what it suspects is Irans goal to develop nuclear weapons. The politicians and the military men of the US are well aware of the fact that all of their bases (in the region) are within the range of Irans missiles and are highly vulnerable, military adviser to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Brig. General Yahya Rahim Safavi said. (Source: Dubai, UAE; Independent; Claim Neutrality) Irans Imam Khomeini Space Center Is 80 Percent Complete: Mehr News Def. Minister Vahidi announced Irans new space center, named after Imam Khomeini, 80% complete, will be used for sending satellites made by Iran and other Muslim countries into space. The minister made the announcement as Iran is preparing to mark the death anniversary of Imam Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran. As the first step, Vahidi said, the Tolou satellite will be launched into orbit from the Imam Khomeini space center. (Source: Tehran, Iran; Anti-Zionist; Politically Cautious)

IRAQ-ARABIAN PENINSULA
Maliki's Rule is a Division of Iraq, Mutlaq: Aswat al-Iraq Head of the National Dialogue Front Saleh al-Mutlaq re-iterated describing Maliki as a "dictator," regarding his stay in govt will lead to dividing the country. He added, "Withdrawing confidence from Maliki has become a popular demand to end an era of dictatorship that isolated Iraqi from his regional and international milieus. He added, the "stay of Maliki will endanger the national unity and lead to dividing the country, as well as administrative and financial corruption". "Maliki is a dictator who never built Iraq, while Hussein was a dictator who built Iraq", he added earlier. Mutlaq is an Iraqiya MP accused of being a Baathist, but permitted to continue his political career. (Source: Iraq; Independent;
Daily; Liberal/Pro-People's Advocate)

Qatar Prime Minister Asks Security Council for Military Intervention in Syria: Gulf News Qatar urged Kofi Annan to set a timeframe for his peace mission and asked the UN Security Council to apply Chapter VII permitting military intervention. It is unacceptable that massacres and bloodshed continue while the mission is ongoing indefinitely, Qatar PM Shaikh Hamad Bin Jasem al-Thani told a
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committee on Syria, attended by Annan. (Source: UAE; Independent; Pro-West)

PAN-AOR
Protests Grow in Tahrir after Mubarak Verdict: Al Jazeera Thousands descended on Tahrir Square to protest Saturday night after a Cairo court sentenced Mubarak to life in prison, but acquitted a number of former regime officials. The verdict was initially met with euphoria. Egyptians celebrating Mubarak was convicted of complicity in murder of more than 800. But, the joy was short-lived. Mubaraks sons were acquitted of corruption charges, and several senior security officials were found not guilty of murder. Some wanted Mubarak to face the death penalty; others appreciated the verdict, but expect it will be overturned on appeal. So they flocked to Tahrir, not just with the verdict, but with Egypts post-revolution military leadership. More than 5,000 were in Tahrir before midnight, some planning to spend the night. Many vowed not to leave until demands were met.
(Source: Doha, Qatar; Independent; Website of the TV Network; Claim Neutrality)

Annan Warns of 'All-Out' War in Syria: Al Jazeera Kofi Annan warned that Syria is slipping into "all-out" war. "The specter of an all-out war, with an alarming sectarian dimension, grows by the day," Annan told a meeting of the Arab League, cosponsor with the UN of a peace plan aimed at ending the bloodshed in Syria. (Source: Doha, Qatar;
Independent; Website of the TV Network; Claim Neutrality)

US Publishes Satellite Images of Syria: Khaleej Times A US govt website published what it said was evidence of mass graves and attacks on civilian areas by Syrian forces. The website published a series of photos, said to be taken earlier this week by a commercial satellite, showing what it said were mass graves dug following a massacre near Houla. They also showed apparent artillery impact craters near civilian areas of Atarib. Included are pictures which apparently show artillery deployed as of May 31, near three Syrian towns and attack helicopters allegedly deployed near the towns of Shayrat and Homs. UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said that the people who died from artillery and tank fire were clearly victims of government shelling while others were most likely killed by militia loyal to President Assad. (Source: Dubai, UAE; Daily; Neutral) Armed Groups Raped, Killed Women in Houla: Witness: Press TV A witness to the May 25 carnage in Houla says armed groups raped women before killing them. They (armed groups) burned houses and killed people by the families because they were loyal to the (Syrian) government. [They] raped the women and killed the children, the witness said. The witness was identified as Al Khosam, a Syrian security officer serving in Houla, the report said. Another witness said the armed groups used the women and children as human shields and continued firing at Syrian forces, according to the report. (Source: Iran, Govt. Funded, Anti-West) MB Candidate Morsi Calls for Protests after Mubaraks Verdict: Press TV Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood (MB) presidential hopeful Mohamed Morsi says the life sentence for former dictator Hosni Mubarak is a farce, calling for mass protests against the verdict. Morsi said the former dictator must face retrial that should provide necessary evidence for a just punishment. Meanwhile, Mubaraks last premier, who faces Morsi in presidential runoff on June 16-17, said the life sentence against the former dictator "must be accepted." (Source: Iran, Govt. Funded, Anti-West)
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