Report: Bagram Prison Fugitive Captured in Afghanistan


Al Qaeda Escapee Caught in Afghanistan: Report

U.S. forces in Afghanistan have captured an al Qaeda operative who escaped from the main U.S. military prison in the country last year, a Pakistani newspaper reported on Monday. (Reuters)

60 Rebels Killed In Afghanistan

A NATO and Afghan operation that ended on Sunday killed more than 60 Taliban-linked rebels over six days, a provincial governor said, adding that Chechen and Arab fighters were among the dead. (Daily Times)

Hekmatyar Expects "Liberation" of Afghanistan Soon

In an interview with al Hayat, former Afghani Prime Minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar said the conditions in Afghanistan today were similar to how they were right before the Russian forces left the country. Hekmatyar, who leads a militant group called Hizb-e-Islami, claims that "resistance" forces are in control of a number of areas and spreading to the different provinces. He says his group works independently of the Taliban, explaining that they've been in negotiations but have not reached any official agreements. Al Hayat says it sent its questions to Hekmatyar and received handwritten answers. (Al Hayat)

Analysis: Insurgent Activity Spikes in Afghanistan

Insurgent activity in Afghanistan has risen fourfold this year, and militants now launch more than 600 attacks a month, a rising wave of violence that has resulted in 3,700 deaths in 2006, a bleak new report released Sunday found. (AP)


'U.S. Not Allowed To Fire Missiles into Pakistan to Kill Terrorists'

The government has not allowed the United States to use unmanned aircraft to fire missiles into Pakistani territory to kill terrorists, Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz told CNN in an interview broadcast on Sunday. (The Daily Times)

'Taliban Law' Passed In Pakistan

Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP) has passed a bill setting up a Taleban-style department under a cleric to enforce Islamic morality. (BBC)


Islamists Infiltrate Four Universities

Islamic extremists have infiltrated at least four British universities to radicalise Muslim students, says a "troubleshooting" imam who sends teams to campuses to tackle indoctrination. (Sunday Times)

Brown Backs Call to Extend 28-Day Limit on Detention

The government is ready to support calls by the police for tougher anti-terror laws, including an extension of the 28-day limit for holding terrorist suspects without charge. (The Guardian)


Dozens Killed In Attack on Darfur Village: AU

Up to 30 villagers were killed and 40 wounded when armed men riding horses and camels attacked a village in the Darfur region of western Sudan, an African Union (AU) official said on Monday. (Reuters)


Bus Bomb Kills 20, Wounds 18 in Baghdad

A bomb tore through in a minibus in a largely Shiite Baghdad neighborhood Monday, killing at least 20 people and wounding 18. Gunmen killed at least 10 people, including a television cameraman, a city councilman and a Sunni sheik, in executions and assassinations around Iraq. (AP)

UK Seeks Help of Iraq's Neighbours

Des Browne, the defence secretary, today urged Iran and Syria to help stabilise Iraq, as Tony Blair prepared to deliver a keynote speech on future UK strategy on the war tonight. (The Guardian)

Investigation into Boat Blast That Killed UK Soldiers

The Ministry of Defence today named the units that lost soldiers in the bombing of a boat patrol in Iraq as experts analysed the attack in 'minute detail' to find out how it happened. (The Guardian)

Iraqi Police and Military Report Finding 75 Dead Bodies in Baghdad and Baqouba

The Iraqi police and military reported finding 75 dead bodies in Baghdad and Baqouba on Sunday, an unusually high number even by Iraq's grim standards. (AP)

Analysis: Sectarian Rifts Foretell Pitfalls of Iraqi Troops' Taking Control

It did not take long for Col. Brian D. Jones to begin to have doubts about the new Iraqi commander. (NY Times)


Al Qaeda Threatens to Topple Lebanon Govt.

Al Qaeda has purportedly issued a statement threatening to topple Lebanon's "corrupt" Western-backed government, according to a London-based Arabic newspaper Monday. (AP)


China Sub Secretly Stalked U.S. Fleet

A Chinese submarine stalked a U.S. aircraft carrier battle group in the Pacific last month and surfaced within firing range of its torpedoes and missiles before being detected, The Washington Times has learned. (Washington Times)


Danes on Trial over Iraq Secrets

The editor and two reporters from one of Denmark's main newspapers have gone on trial charged with publishing secret intelligence about Iraqi weapons. (BBC)


U.S.: Castro's Health Is Deteriorating

The government believes Fidel Castro's health is deteriorating and that the Cuban dictator is unlikely to live through 2007. (AP)


Indonesia Bomb Not Linked With Islamic Militants

The botched bombing of a U.S.-franchised fast food outlet in Indonesia at the weekend bears none of the hallmarks of previous anti-Western attacks by Islamic militants, police and security experts said on Monday. (Reuters)


Hunch Unravels Immigrant Wedding Scam

Many couples going to the Arlington County Courthouse seemed more like strangers than people applying for marriage licenses. A man named Sam often escorted them to the sixth-floor clerk's office. Sometimes, there would be a furtive exchange of money in the elevator. (Washington Post)


Africa's Forgotten AIDS Cases

Only a fraction of children with HIV are being treated. (International Herald Tribune)


ABC News Extremist Website Monitoring

This is a daily update of some of what can be found on militant Islamist websites that are often used by al Qaeda and its sympathizers, insurgent groups in Iraq and other groups for propaganda, recruiting and communication purposes. (ABC News)


Price of Iranian And Syrian Help on Iraq

By Richard Beeston

It is tempting to wonder whether anybody has bothered to ask Syria and Iran whether they want to save America and Britain from the quagmire of Iraq. (Times of London)

Baghdad's Chaotic Oasis

By Jonathan Karl

We routinely read of bloody sectarian fighting in Iraq and, in the past few days, of its stateside effects: alienated American voters and a deposed secretary of defense. All the carnage, corruption and recrimination make it easy to forget that the military effort to topple Saddam Hussein was meticulously planned and brilliantly executed in 2003. It is the effort to replace his regime that has been so haphazard and ill-conceived, as Rajiv Chandrasekaran makes painfully clear in "Imperial Life in the Emerald City." [subscription required] (Wall Street Journal)

Taking Liberties

Fighting terror and preserving freedom are only contradictory aims if the government insists on permanent measures without safeguards. (The Guardian)

Time-Warp Fantasies About Nicaragua

By Gwynne Dyer

"Ortega is a tiger who has not changed his stripes," warned U.S. ambassador Paul Trivelli before the former revolutionary leader won back the presidency of Nicaragua in Monday's election. Retired U.S. Marine Col. Oliver North, who took the fall for President Ronald Reagan's administration in the Iran/Contra scandal of the 1980s, showed up to warn that Daniel Ortega was as bad as Adolf Hitler. And Ortega just smiled and said: "Jesus Christ is my hero now." (Japan Times)

Al Qaeda, Salafist Alliance Giving Gunmen in Algeria 'Moral Support'- Report

By Boualam Ghimrassa

Regions in Algeria listed within the "strongholds of terrorism" have witnessed the resumption of armed activities. The Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC) claimed responsibility for these actions. Security observers hold the view that the declared alliance between al Qaeda and the Salafist Group has given gunmen in Algeria some sort of moral support. (Alsharq al Awsat)

Divorce in Lebanon According to the Three Authorities

By Zuheir Kseibati

The divorce between the majority and the minority in Lebanon has finally come to pass, after a tortuous and forced marriage. (Al Hayat)

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 Elizabeth Sprague of the ABC News Investigative Unit. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of ABCNEWS.