Haqqani network has sanctuary in Pakistan: US

The Haqqani network has its sanctuary in Pakistan, which is being used by the terrorist outfit to launch attacks against the US-led coalition forces inside Pakistan.

Washington: The Haqqani network has its
sanctuary in Pakistan, which is being used by the terrorist
outfit to launch attacks against the US-led coalition forces
inside Pakistan, a US army official stationed in the region
said Wednesday.

"In Khost and Paktika, where you have the Haqqani
network that comes over across the border from Pakistan
because they have sanctuary in Pakistan. They come across.
We continue to fight there," Major General John Campbell,
Commanding General Regional Command-East, told Pentagon
reporters.

"We`ve killed hundreds and hundreds of Haqqani network
soldiers, but, you know, we can`t kill our way out of this
thing. We`ve got to continue to work the governance and
development," he said.

Campbell said the Haqqani network has frown bigger and
has emerged as the most dangerous terrorist outfit in the
region over the past few years.

"The dangerous one for us, as we talked about before,
is Haqqani network. They`re financed better. They`re grown
larger in the last couple years. They`re really around Khost
and Paktika," he said in response to a question.

The al Qaeda, though now smaller in Afghanistan is
dangerous because of its vision for the future is more global,
while the Taliban is really about Afghanistan.

"So I think that`s the biggest difference, where you
look at al Qaeda’s really a global network, and Taliban is
really focused on Pakistan and Afghanistan, and a little bit
outside of the region, but al Qaeda is all over the world," he
said.

PTI

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