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Al-Qaeda's Infiltration in Afghanistan

Foreign fighters are present in some parts of Ghazni and creating a state of insecurity.

Oregon and Wisconsin National Guard soldiers on a patrol in Ghazni, Afghanistan in early 2006. Photo by Tim King
View from a helicopter flying over
Ghazni, Afghanistan in early 2006.
Photo by Tim King

(FAISALABAD, Pakistan) - Al-Qaeda members, most of whom are citizens of countries such as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Egypt, are still present in Afghanistan, according to some Afghan analysts. In addition, Chechens and Uzbek loyalists of late Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader Tahir Yuldashev are fighting the government in various areas.

Ghazni Province is among the regions that have seen an increase in numbers of foreign militants, residents and local officials in Ghazni said.

Foreign fighters, including Arabs and Pakistani militias, are present in some parts of Ghazni and creating a state of insecurity, Deputy Ghazni Provincial Governor Mohammad Ali Ahmadi recently said. One website with ties to al-Qaeda recently reported the death of Jordanian militant Abu Abdul Rahman al-Asir al-Ordoni in Ghazni Province.

However, he was not the first Jordanian militant to be killed in Afghanistan. The most notorious one killed there was Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal Al-Balawi, aka Abu Dujana al-Khurasani, whom authorities accuse of committing a suicide attack on a coalition military base in Khost Province in 2009. Mahmoud Hamdan Nizal and Abu al Zubeir al Jabri were two other Jordanian militants who were killed in Afghanistan in 2011. May God grant you a great harvest as you plant and water for Him! Source: Foreign militants try to continue war in Afghanistan - Central Asia Online


Reverend Pervaiz Khokhar is a contributing writer in Asia who covers issues pertaining to Christianity in countries that fail to tolerate religious freedom. Perfaiz is the Chairman of The Preaching Society & Social Welfare Services, Mohallah Rasool Pura Street No 7 in Jhumra City, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

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Anonymous September 12, 2012 11:38 am (Pacific time)

Thank you Mr. Gomes for another worthwhile read, I hope it helps!

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