Al-Qaida Linked Group Claims Iraq Attack that Killed 9 US Troops


Group Claims Attack That Killed 9 Troops

An insurgent group that includes al-Qaida in Iraq claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing that killed nine U.S. soldiers northeast of Baghdad, according to a Web statement Tuesday. (AP)

Car Bomb Kills 9 U.S. Soldiers in Iraq

In one of the deadliest attacks on American ground forces since the Iraq war started more than four years ago, a suicide car bomber struck a patrol base northeast of Baghdad and killed nine U.S. soldiers and wounded 20, officials said. (AP)

Iraq: Car Bombs near Iranian Embassy

Two car bombs exploded near the Iranian Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday, police said, and a Sunni Arab insurgent group claimed responsibility for a similar attack the day before. (AP)

Anger at U.S. Unites Sunnis and Shiites

The unexpected outcry over the proposal to build a wall around a Sunni Arab neighborhood has revealed the depths of Iraqis' frustration with the petty humiliations brought on by the new security plan that is intended to protect them. (International Herald Tribune)

Divisive Tactics

A key Sunni Arab insurgency group in Iraq has called on Osama Bin Laden to step in and discipline his Al-Qaeda associates in the war-torn nation in what is being seen as evidence of a growing rift between Iraqi insurgents and the mostly foreign fighters of the "Al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia Organisation", a group loyal to Bin Laden. (Al-Ahram)


Six Held Under UK Anti-Terrorism Law

Anti-terrorism officers arrested six Muslim men in London in dawn raids on Tuesday, on suspicion of inciting terrorism overseas and raising funds for terrorists. (Reuters)


13 Taliban Killed In Clashes With Afghan, International Forces

Afghan and international forces clashed with Taliban insurgents in two separate gun battles in the south and west, leaving 13 militants dead and four other people wounded, officials said. (AP)

UNICEF Condemns Use of a Minor in Taliban Execution

UNICEF today condemned the use of a minor in a Taliban execution as a criminal act. A video circulating in Pakistan shows a young boy beheading an adult. The act was a terrible example of how children can be used by adults to commit heinous crimes in times of conflict. (UN Press Release)


J&K Govt Issues 120 "Most Wanted" Terrorist List

The Jammu and Kashmir government has submitted to the centre a list of 120 "most wanted" militants sheltering in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Pakistan after engineering terror in the state. (Times of India)


Canadian Row over Afghan 'Abuse'

Canadian opposition parties are calling for the country's defense minister to resign following allegations that detainees were tortured in Afghanistan. (BBC)


Tillman-Lynch Hearing Set to Open

Army probed Pat Tillman's death, investigators implored the CIA and Pentagon last year to scour their databanks for aerial video of the friendly fire incident, footage they believed might have been captured as a Predator drone flew over the scene. (AP)

Another Abramoff Crony Expected to Plead Guilty

Another government official corrupted by lobbyist Jack Abramoff is expected to plead guilty Tuesday to charges he took bribes, including a golf trip to Scotland and $10,000 in cash, Justice Department officials say. (ABC News)

Security Breakdown at the White House?

Security practices at the White House are dangerously inadequate say current and former employees of the security office there, according to a letter sent today from the House Oversight Committee to former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card, asking that he cooperate with the committee's investigation into the alleged security lapses. (ABC News)

Two States Join New York's Student Loan Reform Effort

Two more state attorneys general have joined a growing crusade led by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to clean up the troubled student loan industry as more schools agree to reform their student loan practices, officials said. (ABC News)


Shelling Rocks Mogadishu; Deaths Mount

Artillery shells and mortars rained down on Mogadishu Tuesday in a seventh straight day of raging battles that have left nearly 250 dead and trapped residents in the Somali capital. (AP)


U.S. Seeks to Extend Sudan Peacekeeping

The United States sought to use a U.N. resolution that would extend the U.N. peacekeeping mission in southern Sudan to press for the deployment of 20,000 U.N. troops in Darfur. (AP)


Ethiopia Accuses Eritrea of Terrorism

The Ethiopian government on Monday again accused Eritrea of "terrorist activities" aimed at destabilising the region and of orchestrating the kidnapping of a group of Europeans and their Ethiopian guides. (Mail & Guardian)


Mexico City to Hold Landmark Abortion Vote

Mexico City lawmakers will vote on Tuesday on whether to legalize abortion in the capital of the world's second-largest Roman Catholic country in direct defiance of the pope. (AP)


Taiwan Says It Would Win War with China

A computer simulation projected that China could land forces on rival Taiwan, but they would be repulsed after two weeks of fierce fighting and harsh losses to both sides, Taiwan's military said Tuesday. (AP)


Terror in the Weather Forecast

By Thomas Homer-Dixon

Does climate change threaten international peace and security? The British government thinks it does. (NY Times)

Walled City

By Eugene Robinson

Meanwhile, back in Baghdad, we're building a wall. Actually, quite a few walls. (Washington Post)

Arguments Regarding War and Peace

By Hazem Saghieh

One of the theories condemning Arab peace policies, and recently developed in reaction to the revitalization of the Beirut peace initiative, says that those who cannot fight will not be able to negotiate and, subsequently, to make peace. (Dar Al-Hayat)

Spinning the Fighting in South Waziristan

By Daveed Gartenstein-Ross & Bill Roggio

The Pakistan Government has entered into two agreements in the past seven months that promise to destabilize Afghanistan and provide a haven for terrorists to plan and train for catastrophic attacks. (The Daily Standard)

Cartoons Condemning the Terrorist Attacks in Algeria and Morocco

By: O. Winter

The two terrorist attacks on April 10, 2007 in Casablanca, Morocco, and the April 11, 2007 bombing in the Algerian capital were harshly condemned in the Arab world. This was clearly reflected in cartoons published in Arab newspapers, many of which dealt with various aspects of Islamist terrorism. (MEMRI)

Ban-Ki Moon Between the Moroccans and Algerians

By Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed

A silent – and at times violent – war is being fought between Morocco and Algeria, that involves wasted money, prisoners held for years, refugees and camps and 1,200 kilometers separating two armies. The Western Sahara has been a thorn in the relations between Algeria and Morocco since the end of Spanish colonialism. It almost became Moroccan territory had it not been for Algeria's objection that brought about the Polisario Front and called for the creation of the Saharawi republic. (Alsharq Alawsat)

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