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Bin Laden Urges Holy War Against Musharraf

Al-Qaida's publicity arm issues an audiotape of Osama bin Laden calling on Pakistanis to wage a holy war against their military ruler President Gen. Pervez Musharraf. Pakistan's army suffers daily attacks in the tribal borderlands where support for al-Qaida and the Taliban has been hardening. Several hundred Pakistani soldiers are still being held hostage after being captured last month without a shot being fired.

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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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