Al-Qaeda, allies have shifted base to Pak's remote tribal areas : Obama

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Washington, Aug. 18 (ANI) : Expressing concern over Al-Qaeda's expanding activities in the region, US President Barack Obama has said the outlawed outfit and its allies have moved their bases to Pakistan's remote tribal areas.

Obama said Washington's decision to revamp its AFPAK strategy was based on credible information that the Al-Qaeda has shifted its base to Pakistan's lawless tribal region.

"That is why I announced a new, comprehensive strategy in March. This strategy recognizes that Al Qaeda and its allies had moved their base to the remote, Tribal Areas of Pakistan," The News quoted Obama, as saying.

The US President said Al-Qaeda was on the look out to repeat 9/11, therefore, its activities must be checked.

"If left unchecked, the Taliban insurgency will mean an even larger safe haven from which Al Qaeda would plot to kill more Americans. So this is not only a war worth fighting. This is fundamental to the defence of our people," he said. (ANI)

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