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Research Report

THE HAQQANI NETWORK IN KURRAM: THE REGIONAL IMPLICATIONS OF A GROWING INSURGENCY

Jeffrey Dressler
Reza Jan
Copyright Date: May. 1, 2011
Pages: 24
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https://www.jstor.org/stable/resrep07892
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  1. (pp. 1-17)
    Jeffrey Dressler and Reza Jan

    This paper details the expansion of the Haqqani Network in Pakistan’s tribal areas through peace accords signed between rival Sunni and Shia factions in Kurram Agency, Pakistan. The peace accords brought nearly four years of continuous fighting to an end. Despite the appearance of legitimacy, the peace accords were manipulated by the Afghanistan-focused Haqqani Network to serve its own ends. In exchange for brokering the peace between Sunnis and Shias, the Haqqanis allegedly received the authority to operate through Shia-controlled terrain in central and upper Kurram which will aid their ongoing insurgency against Afghan and coalition forces throughout eastern Afghanistan....