The Insider: Daily Terrorism Report

Suspect-Name Traveler a No-Show A passenger with a name similar to a suspected al Qaeda operative wanted by the United States has failed to turn up for a flight from Paris to Los Angeles for the second time in three weeks, airport officials said today. (AFP)

West Africa U.S. Sends Anti-Terror Team to W. Africa U.S. sends anti-terror team to West Africa after receiving information on terror threats. (AP)

Pakistan Musharraf Attack Key Suspect, 10 Others Arrested A notorious terrorist, belonging to a militant religious group, and 10 others have been arrested in connection with the car bomb attack on President Pervez Musharraf on Dec. 25, officials in Islamabad said. (Arab News)

Pakistan Denies U.S. Pressure for Anti-Terror Operation Pakistan Monday denied there is any pressure from the United States for launching a major operation against suspected al-Qaeda militants in the country's tribal areas bordering Afghanistan. (Xinhuanet)

Saudi Arabia Saudi TV to Air Terrorist Confessions Tonight At 9:30 p.m. local time, Saudi TV Channel One will air the confessions of a number of people who were involved in last year's bombings in the Saudi Arabia. (Asharq Al Awsat)

Riyadh, Pressing Ahead With Terror Crackdown, Swaps Militants With Rabat Saudi Arabia, engaged in a crackdown on Islamist extremists blamed for a string of bombings, said it had extradited two Moroccan militants to Rabat in exchange for three Saudis jailed in Morocco on al Qaeda linked charges. (AFP)

Germany 'Fog of War' Plan to Protect N-Plants The German government has proposed using an instant "fog shield" to protect its vulnerable nuclear power stations from airborne terrorist attacks. (The Guardian)

OTHER DEVELOPMENTS

Afghanistan 100 Now Killed in Afghan Military Campaign U.S. soldier's accidental death brings casualty count in Afghanistan campaign to 100. (AP)

'Taliban Refuses to Negotiate with U.S A statement allegedly issued by the Taliban claimed that Mullah Omar refused any negotiations with the U.S. and fired Mullah Saber, one of his leading officials, because he accepted an initiative to negotiate with American forcers to stop the fighting in Afghanistan. (Asharq Al Awsat)

United States Study Published by Army Criticizes War on Terror's Scope A scathing new report published by the Army War College broadly criticizes the Bush administration's handling of the war on terrorism, accusing it of taking a detour into an "unnecessary" war in Iraq. (Washington Post)

For the full report: Army War College Report

Tape Shows General Clark Linking Iraq and Al Qaeda Less than a year before he entered the race for the Democratic nomination for president, Gen. Wesley K. Clark said that he believed there was a connection between the Iraqi government and al Qaeda. (NY Times)

Saudi Arabia Perle: Saudis Qualify for 'Axis of Evil' Saudi press blasts Perle's axis of evil comparison, warns Washington's own interests are being damaged. (Middle East Online)

LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS

United States U.S. Indicts Saudi Student Internet allegedly used to aid terrorist groups in jihad. (Washington Post)

High Court to Weigh Detention of Citizens 'Enemy Combatant' case is accepted. (Washington Post)

Judges Order City to Release More Records About 9/11 A state appeals court has ordered New York City to grant expanded public access to records about its response to the terrorist attack of Sept. 11, 2001. (NY Times)

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