War on terror may target FATA, say Experts

January 2nd, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI  


Lahore, Jan.2 (ANI): Experts on war issue believe that the US may target FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas) in Pakistan in its bid to root out terrorism from the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.
According to Anatol Leiven, Professor of War Studies at Kings College, UK, Obama administration in the US may try to extend the war on terror from Afghanistan to the tribal regions of Pakistan.
Any major terrorist incident with al-Qaeda footprints in the US might result in the US strikes and ground invasion of the FATA, the News quoted the press release of Prof. Leiven saying.
Even after eight years since its inception, the war on terror has not achieved desired results in Afghanistan. The Bush administration had to face severe criticism as the US forces in the region has failed to crush al-Qaedaand the Taliban completely.
Condemning the policies of US Leiven said: The US policy of secularising Afghanistan was based on erroneous grounds. The US administration and institution are completely ignorant of the ground realities in the region.
Ultimately the forces have to move out and US should look for a graceful exit from Afghanistan by capturing Osama bin Laden and Aymen al-Zawahri, the press release added. (ANI)

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