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Associated Press

Army Finally Bans Torture

Yielding to pressure from humanitarian groups, Congress and the Supreme Court, the U.S. Army will release a new field manual that affords all detainees protection from torture under the Geneva Convention.  The new document will ban several ?interrogation? methods that have drawn criticism, including simulated drowning and the use of dogs to terrorize detainees.

Posted on Sep 6, 2006 READ MORE


Abu Ghraib Whistle-Blower Goes Public

The U.S. soldier who exposed the atrocities at the notorious Iraq prison camp is speaking out for the first time about his experiences. His claims are unexpected: “Nobody in command knew about the abuse, because nobody in command cared enough to find out.”

Posted on Aug 16, 2006 READ MORE


Abu Ayyub al-Masri
AP /U.S. Military

U.S. Identifies Zarqawi’s Successor

The U.S. military released info on the man claiming to be the new Al Qaeda leader in Iraq: Abu Ayyub al Masri, an Egyptian with ties to Osama bin Laden’s deputy, Ayman al Zawahri.

Posted on Jun 16, 2006 READ MORE


Successor to Zarqawi Is Announced

Al Qaeda in Iraq said in a Web statement that a militant named Abu Hamza al Muhajer had been chosen as the group’s new leader. Nothing is immediately known about Muhajer, except that his last name is Arabic for immigrant, implying that he is not Iraqi.

Posted on Jun 12, 2006 READ MORE


U.S. Raids Follow Zarqawi’s Death

American forces carried out almost 40 raids in the wake of the airstrike death of the terrorist leader. But as Truthdig contributor Nir Rosen writes, the absence of Zarqawi is likely to lead to greater sectarian bloodshed in Iraq.
(Also: Zarqawi survived the attack and tried to escape.)

Posted on Jun 10, 2006 READ MORE


The Many Faces of Abu Musab al Zarqawi

He led Al Qaeda in Iraq, but who was he? What drove Zarqawi to his murderous ends? And what can we learn from his death? Nir Rosen, one of the only Western journalists to have reported extensively from inside the Iraqi insurgency, lays out some answers.
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

Posted on Jun 9, 2006 READ MORE


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Abu Ghraib Victim Exploiting His Own Torture?

NFL star Tiki Barber, a “Fox & Friends” guest host, asserted that an Abu Ghraib torture victim is “taking advantage” of his past by heading a prisoners’ rights group.

Posted on Mar 16, 2006 READ MORE


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