Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Plot to divide the Taliban foiled

By Syed Saleem Shahzad
Asia Times

"A plan by the Pakistan government, with connivance from Saudi Arabia, to split the Taliban operating in Pakistan's tribal areas has failed spectacularly, with the "renegade" Taliban leader and his network wiped out by al-Qaeda-backed militants. The incident has consolidated the hold of Taliban leader Mullah Omar, while al-Qaeda is benefiting through a sharp increase in jihadis from around the world heading for the tribal regions....."

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