MIDDLE EAST BRIEF FOR 28 JANUARY 1988.

Created: 1/28/1988

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PAKISTAN-AFGHANISTAN: AFTERMATH Of JALALABAD BOHBIMG

AFGHANISTAN: NEW SHIA ROLE IN RESISTANCE ALLIANCE

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.THE LEADER OF THE PRO-KABUL PAKISTANI AW Art I NATIONAL PARTY HAS CHARGED THAT THE US AND Af CHAM RESISTANCE LEAOERS WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR BOrtBS THAT KILLED AT LEAST IS MOURNERS FRIOAV IH THE AFGHAN CITY OF JALALABAD OURING THE FUNERAL OF THE PARTY'S FOUNDER. RESISTANCE GROUPS ANO THt KABUL RECIAE HADRUCE TO ALLOW rttJURNCRS TO ATTEND THE FUNERAL. ANO RESISTANCE LEAOERS HAVE DENIED IHVOLVEftEMT IH THE BOnBINCS. AWAHI PARTY LEAOERS ALSO HAVE BLAAEO THE USUS BOrvSIKG THAT KILLED NINE ON TUESDAY IK THE PAKISTANI F HINGAOR,. AN AM AMI PARTYORGANIZE ANTI-US OEMOHST RATIONS IN PESHAWAR ON HQNOAY FAILED.

ACCEPT OENIALS fAHCfr. -MOVevf fr, -TertSTOftS -OETwtEN-fleFOGtfS ANO PAKISTANIS ARE LlK^LY TO REM IN HIGH. PARTICULARLY Ih PESHAWAR. WHILE THE FUNERALS OF THE BOrtBIHG VICTIMS CONTINUE. THE AWArtl PARTY WILL CONTINUE ITS EFFORTS TO INFLArtE THE PUBLIC AGAINST THE US ANO THETANCE IH AN jrfOKT TO REGAIN THE STANDING IT LOST IN RECENT LOCAL ELECTIONS.

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FGHANISTAN! NEW SHIA ROLE IN RESISTANCE ALLIANCE

U.LIANCE DEVELOPINGFGHAN SUNNI INSURGENT

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.IANCE WITH THE SHIAS MIGHT ENHANCEft!LUENCE IN THE SUNNI-OOMINATEO SEVEN-PARTY ALL IAHCE. WHILE GIVING THEOICE IN THE LARGER AFGHAN RESISTANCE MOVEMENT. ALTHOUGH THE SHIAS IN NORTHERN ANO CENTRAL AFGHANISTAN HAVE BEEN ONLY MINIMALLY INVOLVEO IN FIGHTIHC_JHE SOVIETS, THEY CONTROL IMPORTANT RESISTANCE CONVOY ROUTES. THEafjB^MaHN^ART ICONSIDERING TIES TO JAMI AT ARE NOT CLOSE TO TEHRAN. BUT THE'DEVELOPMENT Of AFGHAN 5HIA-SUNKI TIES IS LIKELY TO INCREASE IRANIAN INFLUENCE WITHIN THE RESISTANCE MOVEMENT IN THE LONGfBJfc I ^

*. INDIA-SRI LANKAt CONCERN ABOUT INDIAN INACTION

SRi-Lankan officials are upset that indian forces in the

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SRI LANKAN

INOIAN MILITARY PERFORMANCE IN

EASTERN PROVINCE ARE NOT BEING MORE AGGRESSIVE AGAINST THE LIBERATION TIGERS OF TAMIL EELAM. TENSIONS BETWEEN THE INDIANS AND THE SRI LANKAN MILITARY ARE BEING FANNED BY REPEATED REPORTS OF INOIAN ABUSE OF SINHALESE CIVILIANS AND OF THE INDIANS ARMING OTHER TAMIL INSURGENT GROUPS TO HELP FIGHT THE TIGERS. THE SRI LANKANS

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FEAR THAT WEAPONS GIVEN TO THESE AGAINST THE SRI LANKAN MILITARY. AND INOIAN OFFICIALS AREDISCUSSING NEW OELHl THIS WEEK. fiflHki

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STRATEGY IN AH EFFORT TO LIMIT INDIAN CASUALTIES. THE INDIANS WILL CONTINUE OEPLOYINC MORE TROOPS FOR INCREASED MILITARY ACTIVITY. ANO THE POSSIBILITY EXISTS FOR IHCREASED COOPERATION WITH SRI LANKAN POLICE ANO NAVAL FORCES. THE INDIANS. HOWEVER. WILL STILL MAINTAIN TIGHT CONTROL TO ENSURE THAT THFSRI LANKAN FORCES DO NOT INDISCRIMINATELY KILL TAMILS. WmWmf I

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GUNMEN KIDNAPED WEST GERMAN-LEBANESE DUAL NATIONAL IN WEST BEIRUT YESTEROAY . .OSSIBLE HIZBALLAH EFFORT TO INCREASE PRESSURE ON BONN TO RELEASE HAMMAOI BROTHERS, BUT KIDNAPERS COULD BE FREELANCERS SEEKING RANSOM. MM

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