300 Insurgents Killed in Iraq Battle

Police in the northern Mexican border city of Tijuana have had their guns returned, three weeks after they were all ordered to hand them in. (BBC)


Nigerian Militants in Jail Raid

About 50 members of a militant group have stormed through the Nigerian city of Port Harcourt and sprung a gang leader from jail, the group says. (BBC)


Civil War on Video

A graphic 30-minute video released by one of Iraq's insurgent groups shows what the group claims is a campaign of killing Sunnis by Shiites. The Army of Ansar al Sunna, believed to be one of Iraq's biggest insurgent groups, also claims to show proof of Iran's involvement and support of Shiite militias in Iraq. (ABC News)


Baghdad Is Key

By Stephen J. Hadley

Any plan that limits our ability to reinforce our troops is a plan for failure - and could hand Baghdad to terrorists and extremists. (Washington Post)

America's New Middle East Strategy: Containing Iran

By David Ignatius

What's America's strategy in the Middle East? US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice this week sketched a new framework based on what she calls the "realignment" of states that want to contain Iran and its radical Muslim proxies. (The Daily Star)

Another Illusion Out of the Iraqi Hat

By Sami Moubayed

Muqtada al-Sadr's alliance with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is back on track. This means Muqtada gets to keep his deadly Shi'ite militia, and the premier gets essential backing for his plan to "secure" Baghdad. Keeping the Sunnis happy is another matter. (Asia Times)

Was 9/11 Really That Bad?

By David A. Bell

The attacks were a horrible act of mass murder, but history says we're overreacting. (LA Times)

National Security Whistle Blowers: The 'Undead'?

By Jeff Stein

You'd think a guy who helped bring down a corrupt congressman would get the thanks of a grateful government. But you, of course, would be wrong. (Congressional Quarterly)

Poll: Young British Muslims More Likely Than Elders To Support Shariah Law

Young British Muslims are more likely than their elders to support Shariah law and admire al-Qaida, but three-fifths of 16- to 24-year-olds say they have as much in common with non-Muslims as with Muslims, according to an opinion poll published Monday. (AP)

The True State of C.S.I. Justice

Modern DNA testing is steadily uncovering a dark history of justice denied. (NY Times)

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.

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