Haqqani Network

The Haqqani network is an Islamist insurgent group fighting in Afghanistan. The Haqqani network, which has the backing of elements within the Pakistani security establishment, is one of Afghanistan’s most experienced and sophisticated insurgent organizations. But in November 2013, leaders of Mr. Haqqani’s native Zadran tribe in Khost Province say they have formally broken with the feared militant network. “The tribe now understands who Mr. Haqqani works for,” said Faisal Rahim, a former Haqqani commander and head of the Zadran Tribal Council, referring to Pakistan’s support for the network. “His war is not a holy war. It’s a war for dollars, for Pakistani rupees and for power.”VideoVideo: 2012 David Martin explains what makes the Haqqanis so dangerous.Video: 2011  Jalaludin Haqqani appears in video for the first time in seven years.Video: 2011 Manba al-Jihad, a media unit of the Haqqani Network within the Afghan Taliban,…

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