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Taliban renewal fed from Pakistan
Washington Times ^ | Ahmed Rashid

Posted on 07/21/2003 10:23:00 AM PDT by milestogo

Edited on 07/12/2004 3:40:29 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

KABUL, Afghanistan Hundreds of Taliban fighters have crossed into the country from Pakistan and are claiming large swathes of territory, the American commander of coalition forces in Kabul said yesterday.

As the Taliban intensified its attacks on American and Afghan forces over the weekend, Maj. Gen. F.L. "Buster" Hagenbeck said the Taliban and its allies have regrouped in Pakistan, recruiting fighters from religious schools in the city of Quetta in a campaign funded by drug trafficking.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; alqaeda; pakistan; southasia; southasialist; taliban

1 posted on 07/21/2003 10:23:00 AM PDT by milestogo
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2 posted on 07/21/2003 10:29:40 AM PDT by Free the USA
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Yeah, yeah, the Pakis are supportng the Taliban and helping them regroup. Tell me something I (and most of the sentient world) don't already know...
3 posted on 07/21/2003 1:19:23 PM PDT by Cronos (Mixing Islam with sanity results in serious side effects. Consult your Imam)
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