The Insider: Daily Terrorism Report

U.S. Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun to Give Statement U.S. Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, who went missing several weeks ago in Iraq before turning up unharmed, will read a prepared statement at 3:00p.m. Monday. He will not take any questions. Lt. Col. Dave Lapan, public affairs officer for the Marine Expeditionary Force, will provide an update on Hassoun's repatriation process (AP)

U.S. Planes Bomb Fallujah Fourteen people were killed on Sunday when U.S. planes bombed targets in the Sunni town of Fallujah. Interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi gave the go-ahead for the attack, according to his office and the U.S. military. (Arab News)

Iraqi Minister Survives Bomb Attack Five people killed in attack on Dohan al-Hassan, Zarqawi claims responsibility. (Middle East Online)

Philippines Completes Pullout From Iraq The Philippines said Monday that it has completed the withdrawal of its peacekeeping contingent from Iraq, meeting a demand by Iraqi insurgents threatening to behead a Filipino hostage but defying opposition from Washington. (AP)

Iraq Appoints 43 New Ambassadors Iraq appoints 43 new ambassadors in its first move to re-engage with the world. (AP)

President Defends Capital Punishment, Says Amnesty Only For "Outlaws" Still At Large Iraq is seriously considering reviving "capital punishment" as part of a package of stringent measures to fight off rising crime and a surge in violence, according to President Ghazi Yawer. (Iraq Press Agency)

Did Allawi Shoot Iraqi Prisoners? Iraqi PM denies reports in Australian newspapers about alleged killings. (CS Monitor)


Allawi's Clandestine Route To Stability Iraq's new prime minister, Iyad Allawi, calls it his program of "outreach.'' Over the past several weeks, he says, he has been meeting secretly with supporters of the Iraqi resistance to offer them amnesty and a chance to participate in the political process of the new Iraq. (Daily Star)

Forget WMD — It's Conventional Arms That Are Killing G.I.s and Iraqis When the United States turned over sovereignty to the new government of Iraq last month, it did so without confronting one of the most pressing problems facing the country: the millions of small arms and light weapons plaguing Iraq's security and threatening its stability. Excluding small arms from the long-term security plan is a deadly mistake. (LA Times)

Much is Riding On the New Iraqi Army It's a hot July morning, and we're skittering over the rooftops of the city in a Black Hawk helicopter. Lieutenant General David Petraeus is gazing across miles of sand-colored houses bleaching in the sun, searching for evidence that some kind of order is returning to Iraq. (Daily Star)

Philippines Retreats, U.S. Reacts Two years ago, President Bush hailed the president of the Philippines as a "close" friend and "stalwart" ally in the war on terrorism. Those adjectives, however, may not survive this week's final withdrawal from Iraq of a small Filipino peacekeeping contingent. (CS Monitor)

Clinton Reopens Book On Iraqi Bid To Buy Uranium in Africa Tony Blair's ally and former US president Bill Clinton yesterday reopened the sensitive issue of Saddam Hussein's attempts to buy uranium in Africa. (Guardian)

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