Al Qaeda's Hideaway

(Sydney Morning Herald) Deep in a valley on the Iran-Iraq border in Iraqi Kurdistan, al Qaeda has taken over 12 villages and Taliban law is being enforced. The Ansar al-Islam group, believed to be in communication with al Qaeda, is an amalgamation of three local fundamentalist groups and fields a force of about 600 mostly local fighters, with estimates of its "Arab-Afghan" ranks varying from 50 to 150.

2002-12-27 00:00:00

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