The Insider: Daily Terrorism Report

Pakistan Pakistan Extends Militant Crackdown Amid Skepticism Pakistan said Monday it plans to extend a new crackdown on Islamic militants but analysts questioned whether the drive would be sustained and why one of the most feared groups had only been put under surveillance. (Reuters)

EUROPE

United Kingdom Britain on Heightened Terror Alert, Government Confirms Britain's security services are on heightened terrorism alert, the government said ahead of U.S. President George W. Bush's visit to London this week. ABCNEWS had learned Friday that the British government received credible intelligence that al Qaeda cells from North Africa were planning attacks against British citizens using conventional or toxic materials. The information indicated that possible targets include London's Heathrow Airport and British forces serving in Southern Iraq. The intelligence is based on interrogations of detainees who were recently arrested, sources told ABCNEWS. (AFP, ABCNEWS)

AMERICA

United States Al Qaeda Would Use Unconventional Arms If It Could, Report Says Al Qaeda would like to use chemical and biological weapons but does not have the technological expertise to do so, a new U.N. report concludes. (Reuters)

Yemeni Suspects Face Trial in U.S. Germany has extradited two Yemenis to the United States on charges that they supported the al-Qaeda network. (BBC)

Court to Hear Case of Sept. 11 Suspect Appeals court to rule on 'enemy combatant' label for U.S. citizen in Sept. 11 investigation. (AP)

Case Closed The U.S. government's secret memo detailing cooperation between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden. (The Weekly Standard)

Saudi Cash Scrutinized by U.S. for Terror Ties Even as they nurture a partnership with Saudi Arabia to smash Al Qaeda, U.S. officials are quietly investigating whether funds disbursed by the Riyadh government have helped finance the spread of international terrorism. (LA Times)

U.S. Germ Detection System Active in 31 Cities The U.S. government has set up a $60 million network to help detect a biological attack in 31 cities across the country, Homeland Security officials said on Friday. (Reuters)

Terror Groups Looking for Suicide Bombers on the Internet Terrorist groups have been trying to attract visitors of a number of websites to participate in suicide operations against what they called 'infidel targets.' Asharq Al Awsat says the move indicates the terror groups' shortage of people who would carry out suicide attacks. The paper also comments that this may be an attempt to counter the recent popular discontent amongst previous sympathizers with terror groups. (Asharq Al Awsat)

3 Muslim Charities Lose Tax-Exempt Status The Treasury Department announced Friday that it has revoked the tax-exempt status of three Muslim charities that the U.S. government has accused of diverting contributions to help bankroll terrorist activities. (AP)

Charities Deny Bankrolling Terror The leaders of an intricate web of nonprofit groups and companies in this quiet suburb in Virginia allegedly have conspired to support several Islamic terrorist groups, says an affidavit filed in federal court. (The Atlanta Journal Constitution)

Tracking Terrorism in Texas Prisons FBI translating letters to look for terrorist ties. (Austin American-Statesman)

ASIA

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