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Qaeda on the Run? Raids Seem to Belie Pakistani’s Word

President Pervez Musharraf has declared that his forces have smashed sanctuaries of Al Qaeda and have its last remnants “on the run” in his country’s remote tribal reaches.”They are in penny pockets in the mountains,” he said in an interview on Friday of last week in his official military office. “We have severed their vertical and horizontal communication lines.” Yet with less than two months before parliamentary elections in Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, the Taliban and their assorted allies appear to be regrouping in the rugged tribal redoubts in this country’s northwest and unleashing ever more frequent attacks on both sides of the border, Afghan and Pakistani officials say.Full Story

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