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” ‘The role of Afghanistan is now absolutely clear,’ said Michael A. Sheehan, the former coordinator of the State Department’s Office of Counterterrorism. …’Every Islamic militant we’ve looked at goes scurrying back there for sanctuary. Afghanistan, and to a lesser extent Iran, are the only major sanctuaries left.’ ”

 – Judith Miller, “Holy Warriors: Killing for the Glory of God, in a Land Far From Home,” The New York Times, Jan. 16, 2001

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