The Insider: Daily Terrorism Report

Yemen Yemen to Hand Over Wanted Suspects to Egypt Yemeni authorities will hand over a number of wanted fundamentalists to Egypt within the coming few days, informed sources told Asharq Al Awsat newsppaer. Most of the suspects were members of the Egyptian Al Gamaa Al Islamiya. The move comes after a visit to Yemen by the U.S. anti-terror official for the African horn, who supported Egypt's request for these suspects. (Asharq Al Awsat)

Pakistan Pakistan Raids 'Al Qaeda Hideout' Pakistani security forces have killed four suspected al Qaeda members and captured two others in a raid on a hideout in the tribal regions of the northern Waziristan province, the Pakistani army said. (CNN)

Pakistan Vows to Stop Taliban; Westerners Scoff Gen. Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's president, promised Monday that his country would not allow Islamic militants to disrupt the Afghan election from Pakistani soil, but Western diplomats in Afghanistan charged that Pakistan was, in fact, a sanctuary for Afghan militants. (NY Times)

U.S. Investigation Finds Al Qaeda Travel Agency Al Qaeda runs a clandestine travel service, possibly partnered with human smugglers south of the U.S. border, which helps move its terrorists around the world, according to results of a probe published here. (Daily Times —Pakistan)

United States U.S. Still Not Sure Where Al Qaeda Gets Its Funds The U.S. government still has not determined where al Qaeda gets its funds or how much money it is raising, the vice chairman of the federal panel that probed the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, said on Monday. (Reuters)

Criticism From Many Quarters Greets Plan to Split C.I.A. A radical proposal by Republican senators to break up the C.I.A. and transfer other intelligence agencies out of the Pentagon met with an expected rush of strong criticism on Monday from influential lawmakers, Republicans and Democrats alike, and drew a noncommittal response from President Bush. (NY Times)

South Africa SA Men 'Had al Qaeda Training' Two South African men being held in Pakistan have apparently told investigators that they received "basic al Qaeda training", the Johannesburg-based ThisDay newspaper reported yesterday. (Daily Dispatch Online —South Africa)

Switzerland Swiss Supreme Court Denies Release For Terror Suspect

Swiss investigators have found evidence that suspected members of an al Qaida support group were supplying fake documents to enable collaborators to enter Switzerland and other European countries illegally, the supreme court revealed Tuesday. (AP)


The Minority, Majority and Participation Crisis! The battles in Najaf and other cities are small wars between two "legitimacies." (Al Hayat)

Abu Ghraib: Ordinary Folk or Human Aberrations? "Everything, everything in war is barbaric … but the worst barbarity of war is that it forces men collectively to commit acts against which individually they would revolt with their whole being," wrote the late Swedish author Ellen Kay. (Arab News)

The Intelligence Debate Senator Pat Roberts, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, has done the country a real service by producing a Republican-sponsored proposal to reform the intelligence community that goes well beyond the other ideas offered so far. (NY Times)

Does Iraq Violence Threaten Democracy? American tanks and Iraqi soldiers are reported to be moving closer to the Imam Ali shrine, which is occupied by supporters of the Shi'ite cleric, Moqtada al-Sadr. (BBC)

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