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Kashmir:
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.

  

Koran:
The holy book of Islam, considered by Muslims to contain the revelations of God to Mohammed. Also called Qu'ran.

 

Kuwait:
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.

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