The Insider: Daily Terrorism Report

A car bomb exploded today outside a police headquarters in a crowded district of Baghdad, killing at least 47 people and wounding more than 90, news wires reported.

And the nation's only Sept. 11-related case moved closer to trial, with an appellate ruling that reaffirmed the government's right to seek Zacarias Moussaoui's execution but protected his access to favorable statements from al-Qaida leaders, the Associated Press reported.

IRAQ NEWS

Car Bomb Kills At Least 47 At A Police Headquarters In Baghdad

A car bomb exploded today outside a police headquarters in a crowded district of Baghdad, killing at least 47 people and wounding more than 90, an Interior Ministry official said. (NY Times)

U.S. Attacks An Iraqi City With Double-Edged Sword

Unable to enter the rebel-held city of Fallouja, U.S. forces have turned to airstrikes, the latest coming Monday. The U.S. claimed success, but images of reported civilian casualties threatened to further enrage Iraq's Sunni Muslim population. (LA Times)

U.S. Troops Face New Torture Claims

Allegations that American soldiers routinely tortured and maltreated detainees have emerged from a third Iraqi city, renewing fears that abuse similar to that inflicted in Abu Ghraib jail in Baghdad has been systematic and widespread. (Guardian)

240 Abu Ghraib Inmates Released

U.S. authorities freed some 240 inmates from the notorious Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad to waiting relatives today, amid continuing tension over the abuse of prisoners by military guards. (AFP)

Turkey Warns Us On Northern Iraq

Turkey says it will end co-operation with the US in Iraq if the Americans continue with their offensive in the northern Iraqi town of Talafar. (BBC)

Northern Pipeline Blown Up In Iraq

A multiple oil pipeline in northern Iraq has been blown up by saboteurs. Aljazeera learnt oil pipelines in the Fatha area linking Biji and Kirkuk refineries to the Turkish Jihan oilfield came under attack on Tuesday. (Al Jazeera)

Al Jazeera Shows Tape of Jordan Trucker

The Arab television network Al Jazeera broadcast footage Tuesday of a Jordanian truck driver taken hostage in Iraq. The footage showed three masked men standing behind the kneeling hostage, who held his passport in front of him. (AP)

Italy Envoy Aims To Free 2 Hostages In Iraq

Foreign Minister Franco Frattini of Italy appealed for a "civilized dialogue" between religions as he stood inside Kuwait's Grand Mosque at the start of a Middle East visit he hopes will help win the release of two Italian women kidnapped in Iraq. (AP)

Howard Vows Not To Bow To Iraqi Militants

Prime Minister John Howard said Tuesday that he would not withdraw troops from Iraq as demanded by militants who claim to have taken two Australians hostage and threatened to execute them within 24 hours. (AP)

THE WAR ON TERROR

LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS

Moussaoui Case Takes Step Toward Trial

The nation's only Sept. 11-related case moved closer to trial, with an appellate ruling that reaffirmed the government's right to seek Zacarias Moussaoui's execution but protected his access to favorable statements from al-Qaida leaders. (AP)

Court Denies Guantanamo Witnesses

The only man charged in the US over the 11 September attacks has been barred from calling as witnesses people held at the US Guantanamo Bay prison camp. (BBC)

Faulty Fingerprint Analysis Linked American To Madrid Terrorist Bombings

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