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Taliban Said Teaming With al-Qaida Again

The Taliban are no longer on the run and have teamed up with al-Qaida once again, according to officials and former Taliban who say the religious militia has reorganized and strengthened since their defeat at the hands of the U.S.-led coalition nearly two years ago. The militia, which ruled Afghanistan espousing a strict brand of Islam, are now getting help from some Pakistani authorities as well as a disgruntled Afghan population fed up with lawlessness under the U.S.-backed interim administration, according to a former Taliban corps commander. “Now the situation is very good for us. It is improving every day. We can move everywhere,” said Gul Rahman Faruqi, a corps commander of the Gardez No. 3 garrison during the Taliban’s rule. Full Story

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