Report: Al Zawahri's Son-in-Law Killed in U.S. Strike

A drive-by shooting killed a Shiite baker heading to work in Baghdad on Friday, and the bullet-ridden bodies of four Iraqis were found in the capital, police said. (AP)

The One Certainty about Iraq: Spiraling Costs for Americans

Poor Planning, Need for New Equipment Could Push War Costs to $1 Trillion. (ABC News)

Wasted Funds? $190 Million Spent, Only 6 Iraq Health Centers Completed

Company Claims Insufficient Funding; Audit Cites Government Mismanagement. (ABC News)

Sectarianism Divides Baghdad Suburbs

Shrines store arms and host weapons training. Fears grow that fiefdoms could turn against US. (The Guardian)

Militant in Turkey "Judged" Slain Briton - Lawyer

The lawyer of a suspected al Qaeda militant now on trial in Turkey said on Thursday that his client had taken part in the mock trial and sentencing of Kenneth Bigley, a British engineer beheaded in Iraq in 2004. (Reuters)

Analysis: What Makes A Civil War?

The dispute over whether Iraq is in the grip of a civil war has surfaced again, with the UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and his Saudi counterpart airing directly contrary views during a conference in Riyadh. (BBC)


A Glimmer of Hope in Iraq

A new prime minister in Iraq will have a chance to make a fresh start and begin undoing some of the costly mistakes Ibrahim al-Jaafari has made since taking office. (NY Times)

Iran: Tactical Success Could Lead to Strategic Disaster

In recent days an old slogan of the Khomeinist Revolution has made a spectacular comeback on city walls throughout the Islamic Republic: America Cannot Do A Damn Thing! (Asharq al Awsat)

Distance Grows Between Middle East, U.S.

As Security Tightens, Arab Nations Turn Away in Tourism, Education, Health Care. (Washington Post)

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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