Thursday, September 01, 2011
CIA SENT 1,500 AL QAEDA FROM AFGHANISTAN TO LIBYA
On 31 August 2011 The Nation (Pakistan newspaper) reported:
The CIA recruited 1,500 members of Al-Qaeda, from Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan, to fight in Libya.
Sources told TheNation: "Most of the men have been recruited from Afghanistan.
"They are Uzbeks, Persians and Hazaras...
"Men attired in the Uzbek-style of shalwar and Hazara-Uzbek Kurta were found fighting in Libyan cities."
Sources in Quetta said: "Some Uzbeks and Hazaras from Afghanistan were arrested in Balochistan for illegally traveling into Pakistan en route to Libya through Iran."
Aljazeera has reported on the smuggling of Afghans through Pakistan.
More than 100 Afghans were discovered 20km from the border town of Quetta last week inside a container.
Most of the men were recruits for Libya's rebel force.
What role is al-Qaeda playing in Libya
Mazar e Sharif, in Pakistan. isafmedia