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US lawmakers: Al-Qaeda using US preoccupation with IS to spread to India

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Al-Qaeda has used America’s “preoccupation” with the Islamic State to regain strength in South Asia and preparing to spread its ideology in India from its “home” in western Pakistan, top US lawmakers have warned. “Al-Qaeda has never changed, and it still sees itself in what it conceives as an existential struggle against the West and against the United States in particular,” Bruce Hoffman, director, Centre for Security Studies at Georgetown University, told members of the House Armed Services Committee. “I think that it’s taken advantage of our preoccupation with ISIS to rebuild its strength, particularly in South Asia, where, again,…

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