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

AL ZARQAWI

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)

IRAQ NEWS

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)

AFGHANISTAN

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)

GUANTANAMO

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

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