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Hiding in the Hills Along Afghan-Pakistan Border

Pakistani officials say they believe there are about 600 al Qaeda militants along the mountainous frontier with Afghanistan. Many are Arabs and their families who first settled in the region in the 1980s, when they came to wage a Jihad against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. NPR's Philip Reeves speaks with two women of Arab origin who hid in the hills along the frontier.

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Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.
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