February 6, 2014

A Tale of Two Taliban

D. Suba Chandran, The Hindu

The Associated Press

The Pakistan Taliban was more a creation of the al-Qaeda than that of the Afghan Taliban under Mullah Omar.

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TAGGED: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Taliban


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