Report: Terrorists Killed in U.S. Strike on Pakistan

Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al Jaafari agreed to replace the U.S. forces in Ramadi with local Iraqi forces as part of a deal that was reached during a meeting last Sunday between the leaders of the tribes, al Jaafari and U.S. ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad. Sources said the tribes promised to tighten the noose on foreign fighters in the area and isolate those associated with the group of Abu Musaab al Zarqawi. (Al Hayat)

Official US Agency Paints Dire Picture Of 'Out-Of-Control' Iraq

Analysis issued by USAid in reconstruction effort. Account belies picture painted by White House. (The Guardian)

Report on Moroccans Joining the Insurgency in Iraq

A report in al Hayat newspaper today examines the recruitment of Moroccans, especially those holding European nationalities, to fight in Iraq. The report cites the testimonies of would-be volunteer fighters who were arrested during the past year in Morocco. Although there are no accurate statistics about the number of Moroccans who went to fight in Iraq, the newspaper notes that numerous men from Moroccan origins carried out suicide attacks there. Al Hayat says investigations revealed connections between the Islamic Combatant Group, which is active in European cities, and Iraqi networks. Volunteers were being sent for training at the camps of the Salafist Group for Call and Combat in Algeria especially after pressure on Syria due to the Hariri assassination made training there more difficult. Moroccan suspects also said that the wives of a number of Moroccans expressed their desire to carry attacks against European 'security centers' or to join the fighters in Iraq. They were advised by "people close to Abu Musaab al Zarqawi" to choose an emir to lead them, but they failed to agree on who to choose. (Al Hayat)


Ground View: Journalists Struggle To Get The Lowdown in Danger Zone

Air Strike Appears to Blow Away Post-Quake, Pro-U.S. Sentiment. (ABC News)

US Air Raid Outrages Pakistan Press

Last Friday's US air strike on the remote village in northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border has unleashed a furore in the Pakistani press. (BBC)

What the Chattering Class Should Be Chatting About From Risen's Spy Book

Every so often, the decibel levels on Washington's politico-media cocktail circuit tick into the red over a book that, it turns out, few people have actually read. (Congressional Quarterly)

Thoughts on Dissociation

The lack of a culture of democracy in the Arab world is sometimes blamed on the absence of a culture of individualism. (Asharq al Awsat)

Syrians Ponder Country's Future

Every morning, Nahid Badawiya, an engineer, and her husband Salama, a writer, enjoy a quiet start to the day. (BBC)

Violence Increasing in Afghanistan

Suicide bombers bring a new wave of terror and concerns about the return of the Taliban. (CS Monitor)

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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