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U.S. Military Says Al Qaeda Failing to Regroup

Al Qaeda is having little success regrouping in Afghanistan and any attacks by the group on coalition forces in the event of a U.S.-led war on Iraq are likely to be ineffective, the U.S. military said on Monday. U.S. operations since the middle of last year had kept the Taliban and Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda network off guard and they were not expected to be able to mount a spring offensive, a U.S. military spokesman said. “We may see some backlash if operations start in the other theater (Iraq),” Colonel Roger King told a news briefing at the U.S. headquarters at Bagram Air Base, north of Kabul. “That might bring some fence sitters off the fence, but again, I don’t see anything huge, and I don’t know anything that would be worthy of a name of a spring offensive,” he said. Full Story

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