The Insider: Daily Terrorism Report

A Dutch court rejected a U.S. request to hand over for trial three Egyptians who the U.S. believes have relations with al Qaeda. The three were arrested in January of 2003 after Dutch authorities received information from the U.S. that they may have connections to al Qaeda network. (Asharq Al Awsat)

Australia

Retrospective Terror Law Plausible, Lawyer Says A former United Nations prosecutor has challenged Prime Minister John Howard's position on retrospective legislation to allow Australians David Hicks and Mamdouh Habib to be charged and tried in Australia. (ABC Online — Australia)

GUANTANAMO

Danish Foreign Minister Accused Of Giving False Information On Guantanamo Detainee Denmark's parliamentary opposition called for an explanation from the Foreign Minister over false information allegedly given on the circumstances of the arrest of a Danish national being held by US forces at the Guantanamo Bay naval base in Cuba. (AFP)

THE WAR IN IRAQ

Iraq Suicide Bombing Kills 10, Hurts 45

Suicide bombing outside Iraqi police station kills at Llast 10, wounds 45 others. (AP)

Red Cross Visits Saddam Hussein in Jail

The international Red Cross visited Saddam Hussein in jail for the first time Saturday, and the ousted dictator wrote a letter to his family that will be delivered once the United States confirms it does not contain any hidden messages to his followers. (AP)

Al Qaeda Rebuffs Iraqi Terror Group, U.S. Officials Say The most active terrorist network inside Iraq appears to be operating mostly apart from al Qaeda, senior American officials say. (NY Times)

Largest Rotation of U.S. Forces Begins

Nearly a quarter-million U.S. soldiers are within weeks of passing through this desert kingdom on their way to or from the war in neighboring Iraq, the largest such rotation of American forces in history, according to military planners overseeing the project. (AP)

Saddam's Aide Arrested Before Escaping to Syria

U.S. sources confirmed yesterday that Iraqi border police arrested Tarek Faizy Al Haza', one of Saddam's relatives and the director of the so called "Office of the July Revolutionaries." On the Iraqi-Syrian borders. (Asharq Al Awsat)

Shiite Assails Iraq Elections 'Stalling'

Leading Shiite member of Iraq Governing Council demands end to 'stalling' on elections. (AP)

ANALYSIS & OPINION

Not a Magic Bullet In terror war, U.S. relies too heavily on its thinly stretched Special Forces. (LA Times)

Release Our Prisoners

"They must face trial — Fury at freedom for Taliban Brits", screamed the Sun yesterday. Elsewhere, however, the "fury" was difficult to find. (The Guardian)

'We Want Answers: Why Have They Been Held So Long Without Charge?'

The images were stark and shocking. Britons, swathed in orange overalls, hooded and shackled, kneeling in front of their American captors. (The Independent)

Book: 'Terrorism, Freedom, and Security'

In 1998, I wrote a book explaining terrorism as we knew it then. In a new preface for a reprinting in 2000, I emphasized the already growing fears that nuclear and biological weapons of mass destruction would be used by terrorists. Understanding the threat to America of terrorism after September 11, 2001 requires understanding what the situation was before that date and what changed with that attack and with ensuing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. (NY Times)

Those in Crisis …

The deferral came as a compromise between the Shiites and the Americans. (Al Hayat)

The Insider Daily Terrorism Report (DTR) is a summary of major news articles and broadcasts relating to international terrorism and the war in Iraq. The DTR is edited from foreign and U.S. sources by Chris Isham, Hoda Osman, and Brinda Adhikari of the ABCNEWS Investigative Unit. The outside views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of ABCNEWS.

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