Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq: Talibanistan: 1ADDARIOPAK080105

Pakistani Taliban fighters in Bar Kambar Khel, in the Pakistani tribal area near the border of Afghanistan, July 4, 2008.  The area is largely under the control of the group named the {quote}Prevention of Vice and Preservation of Virtue{quote} group{quote} which commands nearly 20% of the Tribal area. Since the start of the American-led war in Afghanistan in 2001, the Taliban has gradually infiltrated the areas surrounding Peshowar, making the tribal areas inaccessible, and Peshowar more tense.
Bar Kambar Khel, pakistani tribal area

Pakistani Taliban fighters in Bar Kambar Khel, in the Pakistani tribal area near the border of Afghanistan, July 4, 2008. The area is largely under the control of the group named the "Prevention of Vice and Preservation of Virtue" group" which commands nearly 20% of the Tribal area. Since the start of the American-led war in Afghanistan in 2001, the Taliban has gradually infiltrated the areas surrounding Peshowar, making the tribal areas inaccessible, and Peshowar more tense.