Disputed province controlled by India but threatened by Pakistani-backed terrorists who seek to wrestle control of the Muslim population. U.S. intelligence officials concluded that the Muslim terrorists were backed by al-Qaeda and Taliban forces. (May 29, 2002)kneecappingThis common punishment used by Northern Ireland's IRA involves breaking or shooting the kneecaps of those accused of collaborating with the British.
The holy book of Islam, considered by Muslims to contain the revelations of God to Mohammed. Also called Qu'ran.
An ally of the US-led coalition, Kuwait allowed allied troops to use their country as an entry point into Iraq, and housed hundreds of media types during the second Gulf War.