The Insider: Daily Terrorism Report

Guantanamo Bay Camp Delta Briton Claims Racial Abuse Guards at Guantanamo Bay are racially abusing inmates by calling them "ragheads" and "camel-riders", the family of a British detainee claims. (The Guardian)

Fate of Guantanamo Bay Britons to Be Resolved in Weeks Two years to the day after the United States opened its controversial Guantanamo Bay jail in Cuba, British Prime Minister Tony Blair said the fate of nine Britons held there would be resolved in weeks. (AFP)

Guantanamo Condemned Two Years on Human Rights Watch has denounced the U.S. government for continuing to hold prisoners without charge at its base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. (BBC)

Human Rights Watch Report: Guantanamo Two Years On (Human Rights Watch)

Jordan Two Iraqi Terror Suspects Plead Not Guilty-Paper Two Iraqis held in Jordan on charges of plotting to carry out "terrorist attacks" on U.S. and Israeli targets in the kingdom have pleaded not guilty, the Jordan Times newspaper reported on Monday. (Reuters)

Pakistan Pakistan Toughens Punishments For Financiers of Terror Networks Pakistan has toughened its punishments for terror financiers, raising the maximum jail term from five to 10 years, in the government's latest move to combat terrorism, a top official said yesterday. (AP)


Ex-Aide: U.S. Planned Iraq War Pre-9/11 Former Treasury Secretary O'Neill says U.S. planned Iraq invasion days after Bush took office. (AP)

Blair: WMD May Never Be Found PM shows first doubts on central reason for war; asked was he wrong on WMD, he says: 'I don't know.' (The Guardian)

Insurgents Downed Copter in Iraq, Army Says A U.S. Army helicopter that crashed this week west of Baghdad, killing four crew members and five passengers, was shot down by insurgents, U.S. officials said Saturday. (Washington Post)

U.S. Seizes Weapons Cache in Iraq U.S. seizes weapons cache in Iraq; top Shiite cleric demands parliament elections. (AP)

Direct Election of Iraq Assembly Pushed by Cleric The most influential Shiite cleric in Iraq said Sunday that members of an interim assembly had to be chosen through direct elections. Americans had proposed caucus-style polls. (NY Times)

Attacks Down 22% Since Saddam's Capture Attacks against coalition forces in Iraq have dropped 22% in the four weeks since Saddam Hussein's capture, military records show. (USA Today)

British Troops Under Attack After Six Iraqis Shot Dead Hundreds of Iraqis pelted British soldiers with stones yesterday for the second day running, following earlier clashes in the town of Amara, 230 miles south-east of Baghdad, in which six Iraqis were shot dead. (The Guardian)

U.S. Military Searches for Gulf War Pilot Military search crews trying to determine fate of navy pilot shot down in first Gulf War. (AP)

Iraqis Revise Policy on Ex-Baath Members Thousands may lose their jobs, but procedures for appeals are strengthened. (Washington Post)

U.S. Using Turkey Base for Troop Changes The American military has begun using an air base in southern Turkey for a massive rotation of troops in and out of Iraq, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Sunday, in a sign of improved U.S.-Turkish relations. (AP)

Hutton: Spy Chiefs Face Reform Over Iraq Fiasco A massive shake-up of the way the government handles secret intelligence is to be launched in the wake of the Hutton inquiry. (The Observer)

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