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FRONTLINE | Preview "Fighting for Al Qaeda" | PBS

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Published on Apr 29, 2011

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontli... Is Al Qaeda making a comeback in Afghanistan? Coming May 3, a FRONTLINE exclusive behind enemy lines with rare footage of insurgents allied with Al Qaeda inside Afghanistan. "Fighting for Al Qaeda" is the first of two FRONTLINE magazine segments airing May 3.

Last year, Afghan journalist Najibullah Quraishi made an extraordinary reporting trip for FRONTLINE that led to the award-winning film "Behind Taliban Lines." This year, once again, Quraishi journeys deep into enemy territory--this time to meet a different band of militants and foreign fighters who say they are loyal to Osama Bin Laden and are readying a new offensive against coalition forces. As the United States faces a major strategic review in Afghanistan, Quraishi's journey sheds light on a question of growing importance: Is Al Qaeda once again becoming a significant presence in Afghanistan? Following up, Correspondent Martin Smith talks about the future of Al Qaeda with terror expert Peter Bergen, the best-selling author of three books on Osama bin Laden and the "war on terror."

Watch on air and online beginning Tuesday, May 3 at 9 pm ET on PBS (check local listings).
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontli...

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