FBI: AQ Operative Used New Jersey as Base

US investigators uncover the bodies of hundreds of Kurds in first forensic exhumation of a mass grave in Iraq. (The Guardian)

U.S. Considers Reopening Inquiry Into Possible Abuse Before Iraq Prison Scandal

Several weeks after two major reports detailed the abuse of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison, the Pentagon is reviewing whether to reopen an inquiry into the case of four Iraqis who said they were abused in January at an American base in Iraq. (NY Times)

Oil-for-Food Probe Gets $30m Fund

An investigation into corruption within the UN's oil-for-food programme for Iraq will be funded with $30m (£17m) from the programme itself. (BBC)

Egypt Trying to Get Iraqi Opposition and Resistance Reps To Attend Conference

A senior source at the Iraqi Islamic Clerics Association told al Hayat newspaper that the Egyptian embassy in Baghdad was in contact with Iraqi parties that oppose the government. He also said it was trying to contact the resistance in Fallujah, Samaraa, Ramadi and Baaquba through Iraqi Islamic figures to convince them to send representatives to an international conference about Iraq that will be held in Egypt next month. (Al Hayat)

ANALYSIS & OPINION

Gloat at U.S. Failures, and While You're At It Wish Iraq the Worst

As America's efforts in Iraq have hit deep sludge, one can measure the ambient gloating on the Richter scale. But the real question lies elsewhere: If America fails in Iraq, if its soldiers pack up and leave for home, is that really so desirable for the Iraqis in particular and Middle Eastern democrats in general? (The Daily Star)

The Hardest Word

Unable himself to admit direct sorrow for the Iraq war, the prime minister has acquired a group of ready apologists, willing to spread qualified regret across Britain on his behalf. (The Guardian)

Zarqawi Brings Horror of Beheadings to Iraq

Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi, whose handover the Iraqi government demanded of the people of Fallujah, has topped a US most-wanted list since Saddam Hussein's capture in December but proved elusive despite a huge reward and constant air strikes. (AFP)

Jason Burke Discusses al Qaeda and Radical Islam

Jason Burke, the Observer's award-winning chief reporter and author of Al-Qaeda: the True Story of Radical Islam, was live online on October 13. Read what he had to say. (The Guardian)

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

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