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Terrorists Still a Threat, U.S. Official Tells Afghans

The American special envoy to Afghanistan said today that it was unacceptable that members of Al Qaeda and the Taliban were chased out of Afghanistan only to be given sanctuary in Pakistan’s tribal areas, where Qaeda members are present. The envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, was in the Afghan capital to reassure the Afghan government and people of continued American support “no matter what happens in Iraq.” At a news conference in the heavily fortified American Embassy in Kabul, he said recent fighting in southern Afghanistan had shown that terrorists, whether from the Taliban or Al Qaeda, still posed a significant problem. Full Story

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