The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "suicide bombers" ...
The investigation examined the incident that came to be know as the Haditha Massacre, in which a number of Iraqi civilians were killed by U.S. Marines after an IED attack that killed a man in their convoy. The initial reports incorporated accounts of execution-style killings of 24 unarmed men, women and children in a rampage that media often compared to the My Lai massacre. However, the investigation found that the convoy had come under fire from the direction of the four houses, one of the houses contained weapons and forensic and ballistic evidence provided support for the Marines' accounts of what happened that day.
Acting on a tip, WBBM investigates as dog teams protecting the Metra rail system are found to be "unable to detect suicide bombers." Also, the dogs were standing around instead of patrolling train stations. At the time, the story also uncovered a "lack of state and national certification standards and testing of bomb dog teams that would ensure they could actually detect explosives."
This extensive investigation by the Newsweek staff and their foreign correspondents uncovers the evolution of Al Qaeda in Iraq. The series includes a closer look at the world's most dangerous terrorist organization's new followers including Europe-born insurgents and female suicide bombers. The series also looks at the first elections in Iraq and intelligence about Zarqawi.
The Wall Street Journal takes "a yearlong look at the United States' efforts to shut down the spigot of money that finances terrorist attacks across the globe.
A KTVT-TV investigation reveals that a Dallas Internet company raided by the FBI may have been "doing business with countries that sponsor terrorism." The station found that "the company was co-owned by men who are allegedly involved with the largest Muslim charity in the U.S... That charity, the Holyland Foundation, has been linked to funding annuities for suicide bombers in the Middle East, namely Hamas."
"Each of these stories was reported, shot and edited on site in Aden, Yemen under the ever-watchful eye of Yemeni authorities. There was never a time that a 'minder' from the Yemeni Political Police was not assigned to monitor our every movement and prevent our access to investigators and crime scenes. ... Yet despite these roadblocks we were able to elude our minder and gain exclusive access to both of the safe houses the bombers allegedly used to carry out their suicide attack as well as the dock where authorities believe the terrorists launched their bomb-laden boat."