The Insider: Daily Terrorism Report

A Saudi cleric who surrendered to authorities yesterday had little choice, according to an Iranian presidential offices' source who spoke to Asharq Al Awsat. Khaled Al Harbi was told he could voluntarily surrender to Saudi authorities or be extradited to Riyadh, says the source. Al Harbi was being protected by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard which has been resisting pressure by the government to hand over wanted al Qaeda members. A recent agreement between the two countries however allowed for extradition of wanted Saudis and put more pressure on the Revolutionary Guard. When informed about the decision, Al Harbi chose to surrender to the Saudi embassy in Tehran, says the sources. (Asharq Al Awsat)

U.S.

November Elections Won't Be Delayed, Official Says

The United States will not cancel or suspend the presidential election this November in the event of a terror attack or other catastrophic event, the government's top elections official said on Tuesday. (Reuters)

CDC Ships 'Chem-Packs' for Preparation

CDC ships chemical antidotes to states as part of preparation for chemical attack. (AP)

Germany

Visa For Terror Suspect Prompts Inquiry

Germany's foreign ministry has pledged to investigate the procedures that allowed a suspected Algerian terrorist to be granted a visa to live in Germany and remain there after his name appeared on an EU terror list. (Deutsche Welle)

Turkey

Turkish Security Forces Kill 3 "Terrorists" in Eastern Province

Gendarmery teams killed three PKK/Kongra-Gel [Kurdistan Workers' Party/People's Congress of Kurdistan] terrorists in a clash near the Ovacik town of Turkey's eastern province of Tunceli. Sources said on Tuesday (7/13/04) that a clash erupted between Gendarmery Command teams and PKK/Kongra-Gel terrorists in Havacor valley near Yenikonak village in Ovacik. Gendarmery teams killed three terrorists in the clash, sources said. Operations backed by aircrafts are under way in the area. (Anatolia News Agency — BBC Monitoring)

LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS

U.S.

Justice Dept. Report Details Use of Patriot Act Document offered in bid to gain support on hill. (Washington Post)

Spain

Spanish Judge Frees Ex-Guantanamo Prisoner On Bail

A Spaniard held for two years in the U.S. military camp at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba before being handed over to Spain will be released from prison on bail Tuesday, judicial sources said. (Reuters)

Guantanamo

Court Move By British Detainee

British man seized in Africa before being locked up as terrorist at Guantánamo Bay begins legal bid for freedom. (The Guardian)

Afganistan

Afghan Authorities Arrest Two Herat Bombing Suspects

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in a bombing incident which killed five people and injured more than 30 others. The incident took place in Herat city three days ago. The detainees are being questioned. Confirming the report, the mayor of Herat, Fazel Ahmad Payman, said that a special mission had been appointed to conduct the interrogation. (Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran — BBC Monitoring)

ANALYSIS & OPINION

Butler Report Publication: Point-By-Point

Main points from prime minister's questions, Lord Butler's news conference and Tony Blair's Commons statement on the WMD intelligence inquiry. (BBC)

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