U.S. Military Identifies New Al Qaeda Leader

Islamic militia, who have seized control of the Somali capital and other key towns, advanced on the town of Baladwayne near Ethiopia in a bid to expand their authority, residents said. (Reuters)


Iraq: The Intra-Shiite Schism Erupts in Basra

Iraqi Shiite demonstrators, accusing an Iranian television station of slandering an Iraqi Shiite cleric, attacked the Iranian diplomatic office in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on June 14. This comes on the heels of a surge of violence in Basra regarding intra-Shiite struggles over power and control of oil. Negotiations with the Sunnis have opened up fault lines in the Shiite political landscape that could lead to a reconfiguration of the Shiite spectrum -- resulting in increased violence and insecurity which will, in turn, complicate efforts to disband Iraq's militias. (Stratfor)

Can Intelligence Oversight Be Fixed?

Three former intelligence agency and congressional intelligence staffers say the oversight relationship between Congress and the CIA is in shambles. But can it be fixed? (United Press International)

Killing Contest

With violence spinning out of control in Iraq, parliament has failed yet again to name the interior and defense ministers. (al-Ahram)

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 and Hoda Osman of the ABC News Investigative Unit. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of ABCNEWS.

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