Ex-Fighters from Afghanistan Stream to Saudi Arabia

(Harper's) - Since the Afghan war with the U.S. ended, the surrounding villages in Waziristan, Pakistan, and the local madrasa have served as pipelines to send ex-fighters to Saudi Arabia. The Taliban are regrouping there, as Saudis come to Waziristan with money and passports for those loyal to their cause. It used to be that Wazirs would dream of going to America, because it was the land of opportunity. Now that land is Saudi Arabia.

2003-10-03 00:00:00

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