Al-Baraq is a joint Pakistani and Kashmiri terrorist organization that conducts operations in Kashmir. For much of its history, al-Barq was aligned with the Muttahida (United) Jihad Council, a union of fundamentalist Islamic terrorist organizations operating under Pakistani control. Al-Baraq is known to be running effective terrorist training camps in Pakistan and Kashmir. With the closure of the Taliban's and al-Qaeda's Afghani bases, these camps have become notorious for training numerous militants and terrorists for international assaults. The perpetrators of the 7/7/05 London bombings were trained in Pakistani camps run by al-Barq.
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