Karas 33(though Sirajuddin says they have moved inside Afghanistan).
Border areas controlled by thePakistani military are largely porous, allowing for largely fluid movement between countries tosmuggle goods and facilitate kidnappings and other forms of extortion
a phenomenon, U.S.
intelligence believes, is a product of Pakistan‟s partnership with the network.
The Haqqanifamily is mainly based in Dande Darpakhel, north of the North Waziristan capital of MiramShah. Miram Shah itself is a
ministate with courts, tax offices and radical madrasa schools producing a ready supply of fighters,
according to the New York Times.
While the two are afrequent target of missile and drones, U.S. forces are hesitant to strike for fear of hittingcompounds with women and children. The Haqqani network was estimated to include anywherefrom 5,000 to 15,000 Taliban fighters in Afghanistan and Pakistan as of September 2011,whereas Sirajuddin claims the number is much higher than 10,000.
Though the U.S. refers tothe Haqqanis as a separate entity from the Afghan Taliban, alleged Taliban statements onlinemaintain Jalaluddin Haqqani and his followers are members of the the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.
arly creation of a vast and powerful financial network was the key toestablishment and regeneration of militant operations, laying the foundation of monetaryviability for waging war that continues to the present day. According to Dressler, the Haqqanishad created fundraising offices in the Persian Gulf and an assistance program for Gulf-based
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