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Terror Camps Scatter, Persist

Recent arrests in Lodi, Calif., illustrate what authorities say is the failure of Pakistan to halt elusive militant training groups. U.S. counter-terrorism authorities say that the detention of a Lodi, Calif.-based group of Pakistani men this month underscores a serious problem: the Islamabad government’s failure to dismantle hundreds of jihadist training camps. Long before the FBI arrested Hamid Hayat and his father, Umer Hayat, and accused the son of attending one of the camps, law enforcement and intelligence officials were watching the Pakistan-based training sites with increasing anxiety. Technically, they say, the Pakistani government was probably right when it declared this month that the younger Hayat could not have received training at a “jihadist” camp near Rawalpindi since that is the home to Pakistan’s military and its feared intelligence agency, Inter-Services Intelligence, or ISI. Full Story

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