Iraqi Insurgents Claim to Have Killed Missing Soldiers

KIDNAPPED US SOLDIERS IN IRAQ

Iraqi Insurgents Claim to Have Killed Missing Soldiers

An Iraqi insurgent group says it has killed two missing American soldiers who they said had been captured alive. According to a full translation of a ten-minute video released by the group earlier today, the group claims the soldiers would have survived had the U.S. Army not done the search in such a way that included random arrests and humiliation of Muslims. The speaker in the video also said the bodies of the soldiers will be buried and not turned over to the US Army. (ABC News)

AFGHANISTAN / IRAN

Iranian Weapons Found in Afghanistan

Iranian weapons have begun flowing into Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday, but he and Afghan President Hamid Karzai agreed involvement by Tehran cannot yet be proved. (AP)

U.S. Says Can't Link Tehran to Afghan Arms Flow

Defense Secretary Robert Gates voiced concern on Monday about a flow of Iranian arms to Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan but said he had no information linking Tehran to the supply of weapons. (Reuters)

JFK TERROR PLOT

Informant Deals Blow to Homegrown Terror

Officials in Guyana and Trinidad continue their search for the fourth suspect in the JFK airport terror plot uncovered Friday. (AP)

FBI Feared JFK Plotters Linked to Top Terrorist

FBI agents feared but never confirmed the three men accused of plotting to attack John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York were linked to one of the most wanted al Qaeda leaders, Adnan Shukrijumah, known to have operated out of Guyana and Trinidad. (ABC News)

IRAQ NEWS

'Mis-Timed' Bomb Kills 10 Iraqis

At least 10 people have been killed by a parked car bomb in an open-air market north-east of Baghdad, in an attack police said was aimed at them. (BBC)

Report: U.S. Drive in Baghdad Falters

U.S.-led forces have control of fewer than one-third of Baghdad's neighborhoods despite thousands of extra troops nearly four months into a security crackdown, a newspaper reported Monday an assessment that came as the U.S. casualty toll soared. (AP)

Militants Bomb Key Bridge in North Iraq

Islamic militants attacked an army checkpoint Sunday in the south near the country's largest Palestinian refugee camp, raising fears that a second front has opened between the Lebanese army and Al Qaeda-inspired fighters. (LA Times)

14 U.S. Soldiers Die in Iraq in 3 Days

The U.S. military announced Sunday that 14 American soldiers were killed over the past three days, including four in a single roadside bombing and another who was struck by a suicide bomber while on a foot patrol. (AP)

LEBANON

Fighting Breaks Out at 2nd Lebanon Camp

Violence sparked by a two-week old confrontation between the Lebanese army and al-Qaida inspired militants spread to a second Palestinian refugee camp in the southern part of the country, killing two soldiers, police said Monday. (AP)

TAINTED GOODS FROM CHINA

Chinese Gangs 'Behind Fake Drugs'

Trans-national ethnic Chinese gangs are behind the growing trade in counterfeit anti-malarial drugs in South East Asia, the BBC has been told. (BBC)

INDIA

Policemen Die in 'Rebel' Attack

Four policemen have been killed in an attack by separatist rebels in India's north-eastern state of Assam. (BBC)

GUANTANAMO BAY

Guantanamo Judge Drops Charges against Canadian

The military judge presiding at Omar Khadr's war crimes tribunal dismissed all the charges against the young Canadian on Monday. (Reuters)

AFGHANISTAN

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