Wednesday, July 18, 2007

In the News - July 18

Senior Qaeda figure in Iraq a myth: U.S. military - 18 Jul 2007 at 9:44am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A senior operative for al Qaeda in Iraq who was caught this month has told his U.S. military interrogators a prominent al Qaeda-led group is just a front and its leader fictitious, a military spokesman said on Wednesday.

US captures Qaeda in Iraq's link to bin Laden - 18 Jul 2007 at 9:37am - BAGHDAD (AFP) - US forces have arrested a top Iraqi militant who acted as a link between Al-Qaeda's Iraqi offshoot and Osama bin Laden, the global jihadist network's Saudi founder, the US military said Wednesday.

Republicans block Senate Iraq withdrawal plan - 18 Jul 2007 at 11:43am - WASHINGTON (AFP) - Republicans in the US Senate on Wednesday blocked a Democratic measure which would have required President George W. Bush to pull most combat troops out of Iraq by the end of April 2008.

Dem asks Gonzales to clarify testimony - 18 Jul 2007 at 1:44pm - WASHINGTON -- A leading Senate Democrat asked Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Wednesday to clear up apparent conflicts in testimony from Gonzales and former top Justice Department officials about the firing of federal prosecutors and other matters.

Thought for the day:
"Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present." -English Proverb


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