Al-Qaeda seeks a new alliance
Asia Times Online / Syed Saleem Shahzad

But the militants, said the man, planned to occupy a strategic corridor that
stretched from Nangarhar province in Afghanistan through Pakistan's Khyber
Agency and the Pakistani Balochistan area of Tutrbat all the way to Iranian

The militants plan to establish a new regional alliance. In this regard,
Iranian Jundullah (Army of God) leader Abdul Malik Rigi is due to meet an
al-Qaeda emissary in the near future near a Pakistani Balochistan coastal town
to lay the foundation for joint regional operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan,
Iran and India.

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