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CIA training PA antiterror force

A team of CIA monitors and advisers on security have arrived in Cairo, and will soon move to the Gaza Strip, senior Palestinian Authority sources told The Jerusalem Post. The team will advise the PA in reorganizing its security, and is part of the team that will monitor both sides’ implementation of the road map. The CIA operatives are training a new PA antiterror force ahead of a possible confrontation with Hamas and Islamic Jihad, according to the sources. The new force, which consists of several hundred agents, will operate under the direct command of Security Minister Muhammad Dahlan. PA officials said they are preparing to start implementing their obligations under the road map, soon after a planned meeting between Prime Ministers Ariel Sharon and Mahmoud Abbas a meeting that could come within 48 hours, according to PA Chairman Yasser Arafat. Full Story

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