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Taliban mini-state on Pakistan border

PAKISTAN’S appeasement of Islamic tribal militants in remote areas bordering Afghanistan has created a virtual Taliban mini-state where insurgents operating against the NATO-led forces are free to recruit, train and equip themselves, an international think tank reported yesterday. In a sharp rebuke for the military-led Government in Islamabad, the International Crisis Group report lends weight to accounts that Pakistan’s army in the tribal areas has effectively retreated to barracks, ceding control to the militants. Full Story

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