EXCLUSIVE: Rest in Peace: Al-Zarqawi Buried in Unmarked Location


EXCLUSIVE: Rest in Peace: Al-Zarqawi Buried in Unmarked Location

In a 19-minute tribute purportedly by Osama bin Laden, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is cast as a "martyr," a "lion," and a "hero" whose name and deeds will live on forever. (ABC News)

Bin Laden Statement: Bin Laden Wants al-Zarqawi Body Released

Osama bin Laden called on President Bush in an audiotape released Friday to release the body of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and said Jordan should allow the slain terrorist to be buried in his homeland. (AP)

Analysis: Osama bin Laden: Spreading the Word, Not the Image

The latest communique from al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden surfaced June 30 on a jihadist Web site. On the audio, bin Laden lauds the recently killed leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and vows that the jihadist fight against the United States in Iraq will continue. (Stratfor)


Another Incident?: U.S. Troops Accused Of Killing Iraq Family

Five U.S. Army soldiers are being investigated for allegedly raping a young woman, then killing her and three members of her family in Iraq, a U.S. military official told The Associated Press on Friday. (AP)

3 Terror Suspects Killed in Iraq Fighting

Iraqi and U.S.-led coalition forces clashed with insurgents during a raid on a village northeast of Baghdad, killing three terror suspects and wounding three others, the military said Friday. (AP)

Flow of Oil is a Welcome Change in Northern Iraq

For more than two years, the attacks came like clockwork. As soon as the military secured and workers repaired the pipelines from Iraq's northern oil fields -- just when the valves were about to open -- insurgents would strike. (AP)

Analysis: Iraq: Will Al-Maliki's Peace Plan Work?

Without saying so in public Iraq's new Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has given himself 100 days to achieve what his entourage describe as "the beginnings of a turnaround" in the newly liberated country. His success could determine the course of events in Iraq for months, if not years, to come. (Aawsat)

Report: Russia Puts Bounty on Iraq Killers

Russia offered a $10 million reward Friday for information on the killers of five Russian Embassy staff workers in Iraq, according to a report. (AP)


14 Afghan Militants Die in Coalition Raid

Coalition soldiers tracked a group of militants to an eastern Afghanistan safe house and killed 14 in an attack on the compound, the military said. (AP)

Italy Agrees to Keep Troops in Afghanistan

Prime Minister Romano Prodi's cabinet agreed on Friday to keep Italian troops in Afghanistan despite opposition from pacifists in his coalition who have threatened to vote against the military mission in parliament. (Reuters)


World Skeptical Over Guantanamo Ruling

Some saw the beginning of the end for Guantanamo Bay, others a vindication for Europeans who have condemned the U.S. prison camp. Still others saw a toothless ruling that will ultimately make no difference in a climate where they believe Washington is determined to have its way. (AP)

Analysis: A Victory for the Rule Of Law

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down the military tribunals set up to try the detainees being held in Guantánamo Bay is far more than a narrow ruling on the issue of military courts. It is an important and welcome reaffirmation that even in times of war, the law is what the Constitution, the statute books and the Geneva Conventions say it is - not what the president wants it to be. (New York Times)


Somali Warlord to Handover His Arms to Islamists

Omar Mohamud Mohamed known as 'Filish', former member of anti terror alliance is due to hand over his weapons and militiamen to the council of Islamic courts in Somalia capital Mogadishu on Friday after he accepted the peace efforts by clan elders and intellectuals. (Somalinet)


Disbelief at LRA War Crime Denial

Uganda's government has dismissed as "ridiculous" rebel leader Joseph Kony's claims that his Lord's Resistance Army was not involved in atrocities. (BBC)


Britain's Secret Plan to Bomb China

Britain was prepared for nuclear retaliation against China in the event of an attack on Hong Kong, top-secret documents have revealed. (Times of London)


North Korea Accuses US of Conducting Spy Flights

North Korea claimed Friday that the United States conducted at least 220 spy flights against it in June, amid worries the communist nation may test-fire a long-range missile. (AP)


Terror Excuse for Crusade: Bashir

Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir today accused the US and others of creating the war on terror as an excuse for a new "crusade" against Islam. (Reuters)


Break Opium-Terrorism Nexus in Afghanistan'

India has called for sustained international efforts to break the nexus between narcotics production and terrorism in Afghanistan by providing alternative sources of livelihood to opium growers. (The Hindu)

India Says Kills 8 Militants Sneaking Into Kashmir

India said its troops shot dead eight suspected Islamist militants on Friday when they tried to sneak into Indian Kashmir from the Pakistani side, the biggest infiltration bid to be foiled this year. (Reuters)

Nuclear Deal with India Wins Senate Panel's OK

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee gave a strong endorsement Thursday to a historic agreement permitting sales of U.S. civilian nuclear technology to India, a big step toward granting the Bush administration one of its most important diplomatic victories. (San Francisco Chronicle)


Vicious Drug War Looms for Mexico Election Winner

Hitmen strafe two women with machine guns, severed heads are dumped in garbage bags near the U.S. border and outside public offices in Acapulco, a police chief is gunned town in a Caribbean tourist resort. (Reuters)

ANALYSIS & OPINION - Disclosing Financial Secrets- Two Views

A Secret the Terrorists Already Knew

By Richard A. Clarke and Roger W. Cressey

Counterterrorism has become a source of continuing domestic and international political controversy. Much of it, like the role of the Iraq war in inspiring new terrorists, deserves analysis and debate. Increasingly, however, many of the political issues surrounding counterterrorism are formulaic, knee-jerk, disingenuous and purely partisan. (New York Times)


By David B. Rivkin Jr. and Lee A. Casey

The Supreme Court's decision in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, invalidating for now the use of military commissions to try al Qaeda and associated detainees, may be a setback for U.S. policy in the war on terror. But it is a setback with a sterling silver lining. All eight of the justices participating in this case agreed that military commissions are a legitimate part of the American legal tradition that can, in appropriate circumstances, be used to try and punish individuals captured in the war on terror. Moreover, nothing in the decision suggests that the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay must, or should, be closed. (The Wallstreet Journal- subscription)

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