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    Pakistani Taliban leader sending fighters to Afghanistan

    Soldiers assigned to the 1st Afghanistan National Army (ANA) Armored Battalion, stand in formation with their T-62 Main Battle Tanks in 2003.Image via WikipediaPakistani Taliban leader sending fighters to Afghanistan

    May 25, 2008

    KOTKAI, Pakistan — Pakistan's top Taliban leader said Saturday that he is sending fighters to battle U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

    Addressing reporters invited to a hideout in South Waziristan, Baitullah Mehsud said his group "sincerely wants" peace talks with the new Pakistani government to succeed. But he said the holy war would continue until U.S. forces leave Afghanistan.

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