Five U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Military officials say five U.S. soldiers died in combat operations while 12 bodies were found in a mass grave in the latest violence in Iraq.

Analysis: Bin Laden's message to Iraq

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Osama bin Laden's appeal for unity between Iraq's Sunni insurgent groups confirms what many have believed for some time -- that al-Qaida in Iraq is increasingly isolated and that splits in the insurgency may be its greatest weakness.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

Al-Qaida threatens Swedish artist

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Sweden is trying to prevent another cultural row between the Muslim world and the West after al-Qaida offered $100,000 for the murder of a Swedish artist who drew the Prophet Mohammad.

Iraqi group offers blood money for artist

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- An Internet audio message said to be from al-Qaida in Iraq offered a $100,000 reward for killing a Swedish artist who caricatured the Prophet Mohammed.

CIA agents' trial scheduled in Italy

MILAN, Italy, May 4 (UPI) -- A judge in Milan Friday cleared the way for the trial of 26 CIA agents and two former Italian intelligence officials over the abduction of a Muslim cleric.

Caldwell: Have yet to ID al-Masri's body

BAGHDAD, May 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William Caldwell Thursday said he cannot yet confirm Iraqi terrorist leaders Abu Ayyub al-Masri and Abu Omar al-Baghdadi were killed.

Iraq arrests three al-Qaida men in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, March 27 (UPI) -- An Iraqi general said an al-Qaida leader who admitted killing 300 people and two of his aides have been arrested in Baghdad security sweeps. At a news conference, Gen. Qassem Atta showed a video of the arrest of Ahmad Farhan and the two others, the Kuwa

U.S. would not send CIA agents to Italy

ROME, March 1 (UPI) -- A U.S. State Department official says Washington would refuse an Italian request to extradite CIA operatives in the abduction of terror suspects.

U.S. will ignore Italy's CIA extradition

BRUSSELS, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The United States will not honor an extradition request from Italy for 26 CIA agents suspected of abducting a Muslim cleric, a legal adviser said Wednesday.

Italian government split on CIA case

ROME, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Charges against 26 U.S. spy agency personnel and six Italian intelligence officers involved in an alleged kidnapping have split the Italian government.

Kidnapped cleric to sue Italy, U.S.

CAIRO, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- An Egyptian lawyer says that a Muslim cleric abducted in Milan in 2003, allegedly by the CIA, is planning to sue both the United States and Italy.

U.S. troops offered safe Iraqi withdrawal

BAGHDAD, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Iraqi rebels will stop fighting for a month if U.S. forces withdraw from Iraq and give their military bases to Islamic guerrillas, a guerrilla spokesman says.

EU report: Some states worked with CIA

BRUSSELS, July 7 (UPI) -- An interim report to the European Parliament blames the CIA for illegally abducting and detaining terrorist suspects in EU countries.

Italy issues warrants for three CIA agents

ROME, July 6 (UPI) -- Italy issued arrest warrants for three CIA agents and a U.S. military officer in the investigation of the abduction of a Muslim terror suspect.

Italy arrests 2 agents in CIA kidnap case

ROME, July 5 (UPI) -- Italy arrested two of its own intelligence agents Wednesday for their alleged roles in helping the CIA abduct an Egyptian Muslim cleric in Milan in 2003.
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Abu Omar
Relatives of 19 year-old Palestinian Jihad Abu Omar mourn during his funeral in the Khan Younis refugee camp in the Gaza Strip on December 18, 2004. According to Palestinian medical sources, Omar was the sixth Palestinian killed in camp since the start of a large-scale Israeli incursion. (UPI Photo /Ismael Mohamad)
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