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Apr 26th, 2011

Summary: An April 13 NATO airstrike in the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province killed Abu Hafs al-Najdi, AKA Abdul Ghania, a key al-Qaida operative in Afghanistan. Ghani was a regional commander in charge of suicide bombings and cash flow. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on April 26, 2010, Aubrey Immelman reported that a review panel invalidated votes cast for 52 candidates in Iraq’s election, throwing into doubt the slim lead of former prime minister Iyad Allawi’s cross-sectarian, Sunni-backed Iraqiya alliance over Shi’ite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s State of Law coalition and setting the stage for a possible spike in sectarian violence.