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The Making of Martyrs, the Training of Terrorists

By Souad Mekhennet and Michael Moss

Abu Ibrahim considers his dead friends the lucky ones. Four died in Iraq in 2005. Three more died this year, one with an explosives vest and another at the wheel of a bomb-laden truck, according to relatives and community leaders. (International Herald Tribune)

Britain: On the Brink of A Terrorist War

By Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed

I believe that the recent court rulings against the British Muslims [linked to Al Qaeda] were the first strike in a tough war. Britain teems with nests of serpents and scorpions of extremism who come from around the world: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Syria, Pakistan and other countries due to its flexible systems and the adoption of a policy to receive outcasts during the aftermath of World War II and the Soviet-Western conflict during which doors were opened to persecuted refugees who sought their rights. (Asharq Alawsat)

The British Terror Lesson

The conviction Monday of five men in Britain for planning a terrorist attack with a giant fertilizer bomb in 2004 offers a rare glimpse into the world of counterterrorist operations, illuminating the difficulty of preventing atrocities such as Sept. 11, or the July 7, 2005, subway bombings in London. (Boston Globe)

Don't Abandon Us

By Hoshyar Zebari

Last weekend a traffic jam several miles long snaked out of the Mansour district in western Baghdad. The delay stemmed not from a car bomb closing the road but from a queue to enter the city's central amusement park. The line became so long some families left their cars and walked to enjoy picnics, fairground rides and soccer, the Iraqi national obsession. (Washington Post)

The Insider Daily Investigative Report (DIR) is a summary of major news articles and broadcasts relating to investigative news, including international terrorism and developments in Iraq. The DIR is edited daily from foreign and U.S. sources by Chris Isham and Elizabeth Sprague of the ABC News Investigative Unit. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of ABCNEWS.

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