Iraqi Insurgents Claim to Have Killed Missing Soldiers


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)


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)


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)


'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)


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)


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)


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 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)


Nine Rebels, Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

An Afghan soldier and nine militants were killed and 11 people, including nine foreign troops, wounded in fresh violence across Afghanistan, officials said Monday. (Middle East Times)

60 Dead, Including Taliban, After Boat Sinks

A boat crossing a river in Afghanistan's most dangerous province sank on Saturday, and at least 60 people were killed, including Taliban militants, the Defense Ministry said. (AP)

U.S. Transfers More Prisoners to Afghan Custody

The U.S. military has handed over another group of suspected Taliban fighters to Afghan custody under a program to transfer all Afghan prisoners from U.S. military detention. (Reuters)


Bomb Kills Five Near Pakistan-Afghan Border

A roadside bomb killed five people including a government official on Saturday in Pakistan's troubled northwestern region near the Afghan border, officials said. (AFP)


North Korea Restarts Nuclear Reactor after Reported Technical Problem

North Korea recently restarted its sole nuclear reactor for making radioactive material for bombs after it was halted for more than a week, reportedly due to a technical problem, an official and news reports said Monday. (AP)


Putin Warns U.S. Missile Shield in Europe Will Force Moscow to Target Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned in an interview published Sunday that U.S. plans to build a missile defense system in Eastern Europe would force Moscow to target its weapons against sites in Europe. (AP)


Eight paramilitary killed in attack in eastern Turkey

At least eight Turkish paramilitary police were killed when Kurdish militants attacked their headquarters in eastern Turkey on Monday, security sources said, in the worst attack of its kind in a year. (Reuters)


10 Slain In U.S. Strike, Somalia Says

Six foreign fighters linked to Al Qaeda, including one carrying an American passport, were among those killed in a U.S. missile strike Friday in Somalia's Puntland region, Somalian officials said Sunday. (LA Times)

Somalia's Prime Minister Survives Suicide Attack

A suicide bomber narrowly missed killing Somalia's transitional prime minister on Sunday afternoon after he rammed a pickup truck packed with explosives into the gates of the prime minister's house in Mogadishu, the capital. (International Herald Tribune)

Somali Group Says It Is Behind Attack on Premier

A Somali Islamist group on Monday claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that targeted the Horn of Africa country's prime minister, according to a statement posted on the Internet. (Reuters)


Russia Summons Nigerian Official over Kidnappings

Russia's Foreign Ministry summoned Nigeria's ambassador on Monday over the kidnapping of six Russian workers in the volatile Niger Delta. (Reuters)


The Iraqi Dilemma: Lessons from Algerian Reconciliation

By Sayyed Wild Abah

In the 1990s, both Iraq and Algeria were viewed as the two Arab countries that were most likely to emerge from the dilemma of underdevelopment and join the industrialized nations. They were also relied upon in regards to the Arab-Israeli conflict in view of their military, economic and human capabilities. In spite of the unmistakable difference between both countries by virtue of location, historical background and the nature of their respective political experiences, there are several similarities between the two states, including being the only densely populated, oil-rich Arab states that have economic capabilities beyond the oil. (Asharq Alawsat)

The Next Big Terror Network

By Bruce Crumley

The raging battles between Lebanon's armed forces and fighters from the al Qaeda-inspired Fatah al-Islam provide disturbing proof that an over-abundance of jihadist volunteers for the Iraqi war has created a back-wash of extremists plotting violence and terror in the Middle East. But what the reports covering the current conflicts largely fail to note is that the violence is the inevitable consequence of a much broader evolution: the use of the Syria-Lebanon region as a center for disparate radical groups initiating contact, creating alliances, and cooperating in terror planning targeting all three shores of the Mediterranean. (Time)

A Rebel and Madmen

By Zuheir Kseibati, Al-Hayat

Russian President Vladimir Putin has regretted all that he has done to satisfy the US partner, who started to creep into his own backyard under the pretext of protecting European allies from the missiles of the 'rogue states' (Iran, North Korea...). (Al-Hayat)

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