Panorama~ Britain's Terror Heartland 2008 12 15 (BBC)
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Seven years after 9/11, the US-led war on terror rumbles on. The new frontline is Pakistan's remote tribal area near its border with Afghanistan, where soldiers from the Pakistan army are fighting diehard al-Qaeda and Taleban-linked militants who have made the region their home.
It is in this restive area that Osama bin Laden is believed to be hiding and there where many terror attacks - inside Pakistan itself, over the border in Afghanistan, and further afield - are planned, prepared and launched.
It is a wild place normally off limits to foreigners, but in Panorama: Britain's Terror Heartland, distinguished reporter and al-Qaeda expert Jane Corbin travels to the hazardous and forbidding region.
She meets those fighting on all sides, from US and Pakistani soldiers to would-be suicide bombers, as she investigates how what happens there has become key to the security of all of us. Jane visits Bajaur the epicentre of the fighting between the militants and Pakistan's forces.
The Pakistan army says it has lost nearly 100 men since the fighting began in August and it is not hard to see why, as Jane is shown some of the extensive network of underground tunnels which the militants use to both attack and escape...
Four years ago suicide bombings were almost unknown in Afghanistan, but this is no longer the case as militants flow across the border from Pakistan and launch attacks, killing hundreds of Afghans and Westerners in the process...
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