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AAN in the Media

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The Long War Journal, 7 February 2013
In a summarising report on efforts to convene an Afghan-Pakistani ulama conference, the author extensively refers to an ‘in-depth report by the Afghan Analysts’ Network [sic], the delays and setbacks in getting the conference off the drawing board are due to conflicts between Afghanistan and Pakistan over the participants as well as the agenda, and to clear opposition by the Taliban. The AAN report states: “A relevant Afghan official privy to the affair who did not want to be named told AAN … that, ‘the Pakistani government has in private told the main religious groups not to help the process.'” The AAN also said that the Taliban held their own meeting inside Afghanistan about the proposed conference, after which they issued a declaration saying anyone who attended the conference would be considered an “enemy of Islam.”‘

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