South Asian terror groups working together

“A syndicate of terror groups affiliated with al-Qaida might try to start a new war between rivals India and Pakistan as part of an organized effort to sow upheaval across South Asia, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday.

‘I believe this operation, under the umbrella of al-Qaida working with all of these different groups, is intended to destabilize not just Afghanistan, or not just Pakistan, but potentially the whole region,’ Gates said.

Gates described the relations between Taliban groups and Lashkar-e-Taiba extremists accused of orchestrating the 2008 terror attack on the Indian city of Mumbai, and he suggested the Pakistan-based militants might try a new terror assault on India to provoke a reprisal.”

(Source: Gates: S. Asian terror groups working together – Army News, news from Iraq, – Army Times.)

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