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Criminality, Not Terrorism, Main Source of Pankisi Instability

5 March 2002 TBILISI, 4 March (EurasiaNet)–A large majority of Georgians do not believe al Qaeda and Afghanistan-linked terrorists are the main problem in the Pankisi Gorge. Instead, they suspect Georgian officials of involvement in criminal wrongdoings in the region. These are two of several paradoxical findings of a recent opinion poll in Tbilisi. The […]