Pakistan Seeks to Remove Foreign Militants Pakistani authorities have arrested more than 500 suspected al Qaeda members in the past two years. Tens of thousands of militant Arabs and others flooded into the country in the 1980s to join the jihad against Soviet forces in neighboring Afghanistan. Pakistan says it is cracking down on these former jihadists. NPR's Ivan Watson reports.
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Pakistan Seeks to Remove Foreign Militants

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Pakistan Seeks to Remove Foreign Militants

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Pakistani authorities have arrested more than 500 suspected al Qaeda members in the past two years. Tens of thousands of militant Arabs and others flooded into the country in the 1980s to join the jihad against Soviet forces in neighboring Afghanistan. Pakistan says it is cracking down on these former jihadists. NPR's Ivan Watson reports.