Al Qaeda-Linked Militant Attack in Lebanon


Dozens Killed in Lebanese Fighting

Lebanese troops tightened a siege of a Palestinian refugee camp Monday where a shadowy group suspected of ties to al-Qaida was holed up, pounding the camp with artillery a day after the worst eruption of violence since the end of the country's 1975-90 civil war. (AP)

Syria Denies Links to Fatah Al-Islam Militants

Syria rejected on Monday accusations from Lebanese officials that it had links to Fatah al-Islam militants fighting troops in northern Lebanon, saying it had tried to arrest the group's leaders. (Reuters)

Suspect in German Train Bombs Killed in Lebanon

A militant killed in clashes with the Lebanese army in northern Lebanon was wanted in connection with a plot to bomb trains in Germany, a judicial source said on Monday. Saddam al-Hajj Deeb, a Lebanese citizen, was killed on Sunday in fighting between the Lebanese army and the militant group Fatah al-Islam in northern Lebanon. At least 15 members of the group were killed in the fighting in the city of Tripoli. Deeb had been charged with attempted mass murder in the plot to bomb two trains in Germany last year. He was on the run and being tried in absentia. (Reuters)


Bombings Kill 7 U.S. Soldiers in Iraq

Bombings killed seven U.S. soldiers in Baghdad and a southern city, the U.S. military said Sunday, and the country's Sunni vice president spoke out against a proposed oil law, clouding the future of a key benchmark for assuring continued U.S. support for the government (AP).

Gunmen in Iraqi Army Uniforms Kill 15 in Eastern Village

Gunmen wearing Iraqi Army uniforms dragged 15 Shiite Kurds into the street in an eastern Iraqi village and shot them dead on Saturday, Iraqi government officials said. (NY Times)

Militants Kill Iraqi Journalist in Baghdad

Militants kidnapped and killed a journalist from one of Iraq's most popular national newspapers in southern Baghdad on Sunday, his employers said on Monday. (Reuters)


New Information in the Hunt for One of Pakistan's Most Wanted

For the first time since last summer, there is new information in the hunt for Pakistan's most wanted man, Matiur Rehman, a senior al Qaeda leader who is considered by both U.S. and Pakistani intelligence to be one of al Qaeda's most ruthless and sophisticated operatives. (ABC News)

Dozens Arrested For Police Hostage

Pakistani authorities have detained about 40 Islamist students amid a stand-off over two police officers held hostage at an extremist mosque in the capital Islamabad, officials said on Monday. (Independent)

Pakistan Seminary Students Held

About 40 Islamic students have been detained amid continuing tension over two policemen being held hostage at a mosque in the Pakistani capital. (BBC)

U.S. Pays Pakistan to Fight Terror, but Patrols Ebb

The United States is continuing to make large payments of roughly $1 billion a year to Pakistan for what it calls reimbursements to the country's military for conducting counterterrorism efforts along the border with Afghanistan, even though Pakistan's president decided eight months ago to slash patrols through the area where Al Qaeda and Taliban fighters are most active. (NY Times)


Suspected Taliban Ambush Kills 25 Insurgents

Suspected Taliban ambushed a U.S.-led coalition and Afghan patrol in the volatile south, sparking a battle and airstrikes that killed 25 insurgents, officials said Monday. (AP)

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