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Pakistani Tribesmen Promise Help in Al Qaeda Hunt

Armed bands of tribals will help Pakistani authorities search for al Qaeda and Taliban militants in remote western regions of the country, tribal elders assured the government Sunday. A grand jirga, or council, of tribesmen decided that up to 2,000 armed tribal fighters would help the government search for foreign “terror” suspects believed to hiding there. Among those believed to be hiding in the rugged and remote regions between Pakistan and Afghanistan is the world’s most wanted figure and al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden. Pakistani officials have insisted their operations in the area are not targeting any specific individual. Full Story

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