Thursday, February 11, 2016

US allies and ISIS

"Ahead of Pakistan’s 2014 operation in North Waziristan, scores, even hundreds, of foreign fighters left the tribal areas to fight against President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. Tribesmen and Taliban members from the area say fighters traveled to Quetta, and then flew to Qatar. There they received new passports and passage to Turkey, from where they could cross into Syria." "It is just another reminder of Pakistan’s central involvement in creating and managing violent jihadist groups,"