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16 November 2007

San Francisco Chronicle

DARRA ADAMKHEL, Pakistan — Gen. Pervez Musharraf's emergency rule decree earlier this month has had little effect in Pakistan's tribal areas, where Taliban and al Qaeda groups are thriving, most analysts agree. But nowhere is that more evident than in this dusty border town near Afghanistan, where about 100 illegal weapons factories openly furnish arms and explosives to Taliban fighters, local elders and government officials, analysts say. "These militants are the... (

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