Qaeda Presence In Pakistan Worries Britain




 
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Qaeda Presence In Pakistan Worries Britain
 
May 11th, 2007  
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Qaeda Presence In Pakistan Worries Britain
New York Times
May 11, 2007
Pg. 18

By New York Times
PESHAWAR, Pakistan, May 10 — A senior British diplomat said Thursday that his government was greatly concerned about the continued ability of leaders of Al Qaeda hiding in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region to direct terrorist operations across the world.
The diplomat, Robert Brinkley, the British high commissioner to Pakistan, said that although the Pakistani government had made praiseworthy efforts to find and detain terrorists, “the fight is not finished.”
“There are still some terrorists able to get in touch with the others,” Mr. Brinkley said, speaking at the Peshawar Press Club.
Of particular concern, he said, was that extremists in Britain were still communicating with terrorist leaders in the tribal areas, looking to them for “guidance, ideas and, in some cases, training for operations.” Such contacts were believed to have been a factor in the deadly London transit bombings in July 2005, he said, adding, “It’s top priority to ensure it does not happen again.”
He also expressed concern about how some Taliban fighters were operating from tribal areas, striking across the border into Afghanistan.
 


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