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Afghan Villagers See Saintly Side of Al Qaeda

A headscarf hid the young woman’s face as she passed by, but her message for a stranger asking why people would congregate at the graves of al Qaeda fighters was clear.”Osama is in our hearts.” She was one of a handful of Afghan villagers who had come at daybreak to pray at a shrine for 39 al Qaeda fighters killed while taking refuge in a mosque close to the town of Khost, near the mountainous southeast border with Pakistan. The mosque proved no protection against U.S. bombs that rained down three years ago at the outset of a campaign to destroy Osama bin Laden’s militant network in Afghanistan.Full Story

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