The Insider: Daily Terrorism Report

Ahmad Chalabi, the Iraqi leader and U.S. ally who has recently fallen out of favor with the Bush administration, allegedly revealed to an Iranian official that the U.S. government had broken the secret communications code of Iran's intelligence service, news organizations reported today. Last month, the Bush administration cut off funding for Chalabi's Iraqi National Congress and raided his home in Baghdad following reports that Chalabi had shared U.S. intelligence secrets with Iran.

And a Justice department official announced yesterday that Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen arrested in 2002 as he returned to the United States from Pakistan and accused of plotting to blow up radioactive "dirty bombs," had been trained at an al Qaeda weapons camp in Afghanistan and had met repeatedly with top leaders of the terrorist network, who helped finance and equip his plans, the Washington Post reports.

THE WAR IN IRAQ

Chalabi Reportedly Told Iran That U.S. Has Code

Ahmad Chalabi told an Iranian official that the U.S. had broken the communications code of Iran's intelligence service. (NY Times)

U.N. Draft Gives Iraq More Control Over Army

U.N. draft gives Iraq more control over army, but some Security Council members still unsatisfied. (AP)

Powell Presses C.I.A. On Faulty Intelligence On Iraq Arms Secretary of State Colin L. Powell has pressed the Central Intelligence Agency for several months to account for the faulty intelligence that led Mr. Powell to tell the United Nations last year that Iraq definitely possessed illicit weapons, several senior administration officials said Tuesday. (NY Times)

Turkish, Egyptian Man Kidnapped in Iraq

Turkish, Egyptian man taken hostage, armed kidnappers say on video. (AP)

THE WAR ON TERROR

INVESTIGATIONS

U.S.

Padilla Targeted High-Rise Apartments

Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen arrested in 2002 as he returned to the United States from Pakistan and accused of plotting to blow up radioactive "dirty bombs," had been trained at an al Qaeda weapons camp in Afghanistan and had met repeatedly with top leaders of the terrorist network, who helped finance and equip his plans, a Justice Department official announced yesterday. (Washington Post)

Theft of Propane Trucks Raises Terrorism Fears

FBI agents in Texas issued a nationwide alert for two stolen propane tanker trucks, laden with thousands of gallons of the volatile liquefied gas. (LA Times)

Database on U.S. Visitors Set for Huge Expansion Reston firm's contract worth up to $10 billion. (Washington Post)

U.S. Raids N.Va. Office of Saudi-Based Charity

Federal agents have raided the U.S. branch of a large Saudi-based charity, founded in Northern Virginia by a nephew of Osama bin Laden, in connection with a terrorism-related investigation, law enforcement sources said. (Washington Post)

Saudis, U.S. to Take New Steps on Terrorism Financing Saudi Arabia and the U.S. are taking new steps to freeze the assets of charities suspected of funding the al-Qaeda terrorist network, Agence France-Presse said, citing unidentified U.S. government officials in Washington. (Bloomberg)

Statement by Adel Al-Jubeir, Foreign Affairs Advisor to the Crown Prince, at Press Conference, the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia(Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia)

Saudi Arabia

U.S. Military Attacked in Saudi Capital

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