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Saudi Fighters in Iraq Bring Money and Draw Recruits to Insurgency

Saudi fighters make up only about 1 percent of Iraq's insurgency, but each contributes thousands of dollars to the cause - and they make sure their roles as "martyrs" are known when they carry out suicide attacks, helping draw more recruits, a new report said. (AP)

Lynndie England's Court-Martial to Begin

Lynndie England's court-martial on seven counts of conspiracy and prisoner abuse is to begin Wednesday with jury selection and opening statements. The 22-year-old reservist from rural West Virginia, who is shown in a number of graphic photos taken by Abu Ghraib guards in 2003, faces up to 11 years in a military prison if convicted. (The Guardian)


Three Choices Facing America and Britain

For many months after the invasion of Iraq, diplomats and military commanders in Baghdad said they were close to the tipping point: the day the momentum of change would win and the insurgency would start to fade. But now, with the violence sliding ever closer to civil war, the options facing the US and Britain are few: they could stay the course, pull out, or find a middle ground by reducing troop numbers but maintaining a presence. (The Guardian)

Iraq's Sunnis and Zirqawism

The responses of the Sunni circles in Iraq on Zirqawi's announcement of an "all-out war" on Shiites confirm that his group will not turn into the military wing of the opposition against the occupation and the means to outline the structure of the Iraqi State. (Al Hayat)

Iraq Exit Strategy Still Elusive

The confrontation between British troops and Iraqi police and militia in Basra shows not only that the cozy image of the British presence in Iraq has faded but that the mission of the troops is becoming unclear. (BBC)

Afghan Milestone

With Sunday's successful elections for both a national assembly and provincial councils, Afghanistan has passed another important milestone on its long road to peace and normality. Despite ominous threats of violence from the ousted Taleban, six million of 12 million registered voters went to the polls. (Arab News)

U.N. Report Warns of a 'Third Generation' of Terrorists

Al Qaeda has spawned a so-called "third generation" of followers skilled in urban warfare and suicide bombings and U.N. sanctions need to be updated to keep up with the changing tactics, a report warned Tuesday. (AP)

The Insider Daily Investigative Report (DIR) is a summary of major news articles and broadcasts relating to investigative news, including international terrorism and developments in Iraq. The DIR is edited daily from foreign and U.S. sources by Chris Isham, Hoda Osman and Ellen Gustafson of the ABC News Investigative Unit. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of ABCNEWS.

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