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Pakistani Taliban establish 'base' inside Syria
Long War Journal ^ | July 12, 2013 | By Bill Roggio

Posted on 07/12/2013 11:50:04 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan has sent "experts in warfare and information technology" to Syria to establish a base and monitor the fighting there. The disclosure of the existence of the Pakistani Taliban's Syrian cell occurred just two days after a group that bears the same name as an al Qaeda unit in Pakistan claimed to have executed an attack on Hezbollah in Beirut.

The Pakistani Taliban sent 12 "experts in warfare and information technology" to Syria in the past two months to aid Syrian jihadists, while the base was established in Syria six months ago, the BBC reported.

The BBC interviewed a senior Pakistani Taliban leader known as Mohammad Amin, who is described as the "coordinator" of the group's efforts in Syria.

"He [Amin] said that the cell has the approval of militant factions both within and outside" of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, the BBC noted.

"They were facilitated by our friends in Syria who have previously been fighting in Afghanistan," Amin said. The Pakistani Taliban cell is in Syria to "assess the needs of the Jihad in Syria, and to work out joint operations with our Syrian friends," he continued.

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan works closely with the Afghan Taliban, the Haqqani Network, al Qaeda, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, and a host of non-aligned Taliban groups and jihadist organizations in Pakistan. Amin did not disclose which of these groups approved the Pakistani Taliban's establishment of a cell in Syria. Al Qaeda has a strong presence in Syria, and its official affiliate, the Al Nusrah Front, and the rogue Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, control territory throughout the country [see LWJ report, Islamic State of Iraq leader defies Zawahiri in alleged audio message].

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TOPICS: Extended News; Israel; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alnusrah; alqaeda; haqqaninetwork; iraq; israel; jordan; lebanon; mohammadamin; pakistan; russia; syria; taliban; uzbekistan; waronterror

1 posted on 07/12/2013 11:50:04 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

And we fought a war against the Taliban why?


2 posted on 07/12/2013 11:56:34 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

No worries, Barack will send more $$$$$$$$$ to Pakistan.


3 posted on 07/13/2013 12:01:04 AM PDT by entropy12 (Even tho Obama is now a lame duck, with 2014 House majority, he will be a dangerously socialist!)
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To: A Navy Vet
[And we fought a war against the Taliban why?]

Now Obama and McCain can supply them with weapons.

4 posted on 07/13/2013 12:02:26 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
The BBC interviewed a senior Pakistani Taliban leader known as Mohammad Amin, who is described as the "coordinator" of the group's efforts in Syria.

How do we know that this Mohammad Amin is not just a lone individual. Just because the BBC portrays this person as a coordinator of a group doesn't mean that he isn't alone.

The media has shown over and over that they are easily duped. Or, they are helping to promote the image of an enemy that is much stronger than it really is. (a NYT specialty)

5 posted on 07/13/2013 12:26:18 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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And from a useful idiot:

Former Lebanese PM Hariri blames Israel for Beirut Car Bomb
Algemeiner | 9 July 2013 | n/c
Posted on 07/13/2013 2:40:14 AM PDT by BlackVeil
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3042401/posts


6 posted on 07/13/2013 5:52:15 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
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Can we send "Juan" McCain there ?

I'll even purchase the plane tickets if he brings Maro "Benedict Arnold" Rubio along ...


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7 posted on 07/13/2013 7:20:52 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Swine Piss be upon the Sodmite Obama, and his Child-Rapist False Prophet Mohammed)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
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Can we send "Juan" McCain there ?

I'll even purchase the plane tickets if he brings Maro "Benedict Arnold" Rubio along ...


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8 posted on 07/13/2013 7:21:22 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Swine Piss be upon the Sodmite Obama, and his Child-Rapist False Prophet Mohammed)
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