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Pakistan provides lifeline to Taliban

Afghanistan’s Taliban militia is regrouping with backing by some Pakistani religious groups, a top Pakistani army commander said on Monday, amidst efforts by the two governments to sort out differences over the issue. “Taliban have re-organised and have emerged as a force. They will further organise themselves before the September Parliamentary elections (in Afghanistan),” said Corps Commander Lt Gen Safdar Hussain, who was in charge of the crackdown against al-Qaeda militants holed up in Waziristan tribal belt in the borders. His comments came a day after Prime Minister Shuakat Aziz visited Kabul to sort out differences with President Hamid Karzai’s government over allegations that Islamabad was helping the milita regroup. Full Story

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