Pakistani UK citizens joining alqaeda camp
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UK citizens 'joining al Qaida camp'
Feb 19 2007
US officials believe British citizens of Pakistani descent may be travelling to new al Qaida training camps set up in Pakistan near the Afghan border, according to a report.
Both American and foreign intelligence services think at least one of the camps started in the last year might be training operatives capable of striking Western targets, the New York Times said.
American intelligence and counterterrorism officials told the newspaper senior al Qaida leaders operating from Pakistan had regained significant control over their terror network, suggesting it was now gaining in strength.
There was mounting evidence that Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahri had been steadily building an operations hub in the mountainous tribal area of North Waziristan, they said.
Groups of 10 to 20 men were being trained at the camps, the officials added, and at one they might be being instructed in carrying out strikes against targets beyond Afghanistan.