IMRAN KHAN ADMITS PAKISTAN ARMY, ISI TRAINED AL QAEDA
The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan made one of the explosive disclosures that the Pakistani army and ISI trained al-Qaida and other terrorist groups to fight in Afghanistan.
He made this announcement when he was speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations think tank in New York. Besides, he also said that his country committed a blunder by joining the US in its hunt for the perpetrators of September 2001 terror attacks.
However, it has long been known that the Pakistani military trained the so-called mujaheddin that fought Sovient troops in Afghanistan under the CIA tutelage. And, it is a very first time that any Pakistani leader has directly and specifically confirmed the Pakistan military and intelligence agency trainer al-Quida; it is largely a post-Soviet withdrawal entity- and continued to maintain links with the group.
Al-Qaeda was founded in 1988 by Osama Bin Laden during the latter stages of the Soviet-Afghan War with the goal of waging global jihad. The group has played a role in innumerable terrorist attacks, and is responsible for numerous attacks on the US. Since inception, the group has affected five major regional regions in the Arabian Peninsula, North Africa, East Africa, Syria and India.