'Deep Throat' Comes Forward

Ahmed Chalabi has had a dizzying succession of roles amid the turmoil of Iraq: initially, as the Pentagon's favorite to succeed Saddam Hussein, and when that relationship soured, as a petitioner for favors among the ruling ayatollahs of Iran. Earlier this year, he surfaced as political partner of Moktada al-Sadr, the Shiite cleric who twice staged uprisings against American troops.

(NY Times)

Allawi Plans for a Secular Iraq

Leading Iraq's first democratic opposition in a half-century, former prime minister Ayad Allawi plans to spend the next seven months building alliances for what he says will be a secular comeback when Iraqis are due to pick their next government. (Washington Post)

Bosnia's Iraq Unit Is Embryo of Future Joint Army

Serbs and Muslims who completed training this month for the first army unit bringing together Bosnia's warring factions of 10 years ago leave for Iraq on Wednesday to join U.S.-led coalition forces. (Washington Post)

Paper Releases Aziz Jail Letters

A British newspaper has published letters which it says were written by former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz in prison. (BBC)

ANALYSIS & OPINION

Is al Zarqawi in Tehran?

In its most recent edition, the British daily Sunday Times published a "report", more similar to an April's Fools Day joke, claiming that Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is currently in Tehran receiving medical treatment. (Tehran Times)

Got Toxic Milk?

How terrorists could spread a toxin that causes botulism throughout the nation's milk supply. (NY Times)

Iraqi Operation

In Iraq's struggle against insurgents, bluff and double bluff are inevitable. The statements issued by the government or by the American-led coalition forces must be analyzed as part of a potential campaign of disinformation. (Arab News)

Further Abuse

The latest FBI documents detailing allegations of prisoner abuse at Guantanamo Bay are, like previous FBI documents, highly disturbing. They contain prisoners' descriptions of beatings, strippings and abuse of the Koran. (Washington Post)

America, a Symbol of …

This Memorial Day is not a good one for the country that was once the world's most brilliant beacon of freedom and justice.

(NY Times)

Al Qaeda Terror Threat 'Growing'

France's top anti-terrorism judge, Jean-Louis Bruguiere, has warned that al-Qaeda is now more fragmented and a bigger threat than before. (BBC)

In Uzbekistan, Washington Should Side With No One

Until violence erupted in Uzbekistan in the second week of May, most Americans didn't know much about the country — including where to find it on a map. (The Daily Star)

Some Pakistanis See U.S. As Symbol of Woes

A bomb kills worshippers at a Shiite Muslim shrine, and some mourners shout "Down with America!" Days later, a suicide bomber strikes a Shiite mosque and an angry crowd torches a nearby KFC restaurant. (Washington Post)

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

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