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UN peacekeeping forces in Mali are reportedly in need of troops and equipment. 
Ban Ki-Moon is calling for a troop surge in Somalia to address the threat of terrorism. 
Pirate attacks surge off the Nigerian coast. 
Turkey denies reports that it exposed Israeli spies to Iran. 
Turkey fired on Al-Qaeda linked rebels in Syria in response to a mortar that landed near a Turkish military post.
Two Turkish pilots held in Lebanon by kidnappers since early August appeared in a video broadcast.
Egypt is illegally detaining Syrian refugees. 
Seven Red Cross members were kidnapped in Syria. Four have since been released.
One of Syria’s top military commanders, General Jameh Jameh, was killed in fighting in Deir Ezzour. 
Syria’s deputy PM floated the dates November 23-24 for international talks on a political solution to the conflict.
Divisions among the Syrian opposition could prove a challenge in talks.
What we aren’t going to know about chemical weapons in Syria.
Chemical weapons inspections are hampered by security threats.
The US will sell $10.8bn in missiles and bombs to Saudi Arabia. 
A new study estimates the number of war-related deaths in Iraq between the invasion in mid-2003 and mid-2011 to be 461,000.
34 were killed in bombings across Iraq on Sunday.
A suicide bombing near a Sunni mosque on Tuesday in northern Iraq killed 12. 
A suicide bombing outside a Shabak (Shi’ite) mosque in northern Iraq killed 15 on Thursday.
Insight into how insurgents fought in Iraq.
Iran outlined a proposal for the restriction of its nuclear program and other seemingly positive outcomes of talks.
Karl Eikenberry on the limits of counterinsurgency doctrine in Afghanistan.
The governor of Logar Province in Afghanistan was killed by a suicide bomber.
Matthieu Aikins on WNYC on insider attacks in Afghanistan. 
The Afghan army struggles to fight a war with damaged equipment. 
8 war crimes suspects were arrested in Bosnia. 
A former Hungarian official, Bela Biszku, was charged with war crimes for actions against civilians in the 1956 uprising. 
Clashes break out in Rio and Sao Paolo after teachers protests. 
Snowden gave an interview to the NYT, saying he had taken no documents with him to Russia.
The NSA harvests email address books. 
New leaks also reveal the NSA’s role in the drone strike/targeted killing program.
Foreign Policy on the NSA’s codebreakers.
A federal appeals court refused to hear an appeal by NYT reporter James Risen. This July Risen was ordered to testify in the trial of a CIA source. The case is expected to go to the Supreme Court. 
Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill are teaming up on a new media venture backed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. Scahill discusses it here. 
What to expect from the Al-Libi trial.
Health deterioration concerns at Guantánamo.
Erich Priebke, who was the oldest surviving Nazi war criminal, died at age 100 in Rome.
Photo: Jidd Hafs, Bahrain. Clashes follow the funeral of Yousif ali al-Nashmi, who died last Friday following his release from police detention. Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP

This Week in War. A Friday round-up of what happened and what’s been written in the world of war and military/security affairs this week. It’s a mix of news reports, policy briefs, blog posts and longform journalism. Subscribe here to receive this round-up by email.

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Photo: Jidd Hafs, Bahrain. Clashes follow the funeral of Yousif ali al-Nashmi, who died last Friday following his release from police detention. Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP

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