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Pakistan faces its jihadi demons in Iraq

When it comes to troops for Iraq, it is no secret that the United States is not too gently pressuring Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf to send soldiers for peacekeeping purposes. And with the appointment of the current Pakistani ambassador to the US, Ashraf Jehangir Qazi, as the next United Nations envoy to Iraq, it appears likely that Islamabad will bow to the pressure. Should this happen, among the threats its soldiers are likely to face are those from a number of foreign jihadis. While current world attention – thanks to Washington’s conviction – seems to be largely focused on Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and his al-Tawhid force, one of the least-reported foreign jihadi groups in Iraq is one of Pakistan’s very own – Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).Full Story

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