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  • Pakistan Says Top Al-Qaida Militant Killed in Raid (A big one - Jafar the Pilot)

    12/06/2014 7:03:12 AM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 16 replies
    ABC/AP ^ | 12/6/14 | MUNIR AHMED Associated Press
    Pakistani soldiers killed a top al-Qaida operative Saturday who was indicted in the U.S. for his alleged involvement in a plot to bomb New York's subway system, the military said in a statement. The death of Adnan Shukrijumah is the latest blow to the terror organization still reeling from the 2011 killing of leader Osama bin Laden and now largely eclipsed by the militant Islamic State group. It also marks a major achievement for the Pakistani military, which mounted a widespread military operation in the northwest this summer. The military announced Shukrijumah's death in a statement, saying that he was...
  • Militants change strategy for targeting government officials in Pakistan

    01/26/2014 4:56:32 PM PST · by musarratullah
    own | 27 January 2014 | musarrat ullah jan
    Lower Dir, 27 January 2014, Militants have changed their getups and they move to different residential areas after the operation in Fata and Baluchistan. Some of them start using shirts, paint to show him as modern. Some of militants also remove the hair and beard to hide their self in local communities. According to the source, militants left the tribal areas and use Bannu, DI khan and Hangu move other parts of Pakistan, they used unknown and unfamiliar ways of escaping the area. Some of them move also explosive vehicle for targeting government official. The source confirmed that the decision...
  • Mullah Nazir first Death Anniversary celebrated in Wana

    01/02/2014 3:24:09 AM PST · by musarratullah · 2 replies
    own work | 2 january 2014 | musarrat ullah jan
    Wana, 2 January 2014. The Taliban has celebrated the first death anniversary of the Mullah Nazir, Taliban commander in Wana Bazaar, South Waziristan on Thursday. More than 30 thousand people including local commanders of the Mullah Nazir Group attend the ceremony in South Waziristan. According to the local commander Zahid Wazir, whose near to Mullah Nazir, on the first death anniversary of the Mullah Nazir people from different areas attend the ceremony. On his death ceremony Wana Bazaar was close and they put the black banners on shops and vehicles. Religious leaders, Taliban commanders of Mullah Nazir Group including Molana...
  • US Predators kill 6 'militants' in North and South Waziristan

    10/13/2011 5:35:50 PM PDT · by csvset · 3 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | 13 oct 2011 | Bill Roggio
    1 The Long War Journal: US Predators kill 6 'militants' in North and South Waziristan Written by Bill Roggio on October 13, 2011 12:09 AM to 1 The Long War Journal Available online at: US Predators struck today in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agencies of North and South Waziristan, killing six "militants" in the first recorded strikes in nearly two weeks. In the first strike, the unmanned, CIA-operated Predators, or the more deadly Reapers, fired a pair of missiles in the village of Danda Darpa Khel just outside Miramshah, the main town in North Waziristan, according to AFP. Pakistani...

    06/24/2010 2:59:51 AM PDT · by Cindy · 43 replies
    SNIPPET: "Al Qaeda commander continues to pose a threat to U.S. and South Asian security as Pakistan’s military and intelligence services look the other way” IPT News June 22, 2010 SNIPPET: “Top Al Qaeda commander Ilyas Kashmiri poses a major threat to U.S. interests both at home and abroad. Described by intelligence agencies “as the most effective, dangerous and successful guerrilla leader in the world,” Kashmiri heads Al Qaeda’s military operations wing. He figures prominently in two recent high-profile terrorism indictments issued in Chicago. But Kashmiri remains free in South Asia and in control of a renowned Al Qaeda terror...
  • BREAKING: Ilyas Kashmiri ‘killed’ in US drone attack [Osama bin Laden's replacement]

    06/04/2011 1:32:36 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 114 replies
    Dawn ^ | June 4, 2011 | Dawn
    PESHAWAR: According to a BBCUrdu report, Ilyas Kashmiri, a Pakistani terrorist leader with ties to al Qaeda, was among those killed in the latest drone strikes in South Waziristan. The report quoted locals as saying that Kashmiri was killed in the strike that killed at least nine militants. Kashmiri was the chief of the Harkatul Jihad al-Islami (HJI), an organisation affiliated with al Qaeda. He is widely believed to have masterminded the attack on the PNS Mehran naval base in Karachi. A government official in Peshawar told BBCUrdu that although he had been receiving information regarding the death of Kashmiri...
  • Al-Qaida figure believed killed in US drone strike

    02/21/2011 12:35:58 PM PST · by MissesBush · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 02/21/11 | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD
    DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan – An Iraqi al-Qaida operative was believed to be one of 15 militants killed in two U.S. missile strikes in Pakistan's tribal belt along the Afghan border Monday, Pakistani intelligence officials said. The officials said the man, identified as Abu Zaid al-Iraqi, handled the terrorist group's finances in Pakistan. He was not known to be on any published U.S. lists of wanted al-Qaida leaders, and U.S. officials do not normally acknowledge the existence of the CIA-led missile program or talk about who is being killed. The two strikes, coming roughly 24 hours apart, were the first...

    04/28/2010 1:37:39 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 477+ views
    U.S. Citizen Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Provide Material Support to Al Qaeda Syed Hashmi, aka “Fahad,” pleaded guilty today in Manhattan federal court to conspiracy to provide material support to al Qaeda, announced Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Hashmi, 30, was arrested on June 6, 2006 at Heathrow Airport in London, shortly before he was to board a flight to Pakistan. He was later extradited to the United States; Hashmi is the first individual to be extradited from the United Kingdom to the United States on terrorism charges. According to the superseding indictment...

    01/15/2010 10:46:25 PM PST · by Cindy · 2 replies · 491+ views
    INTERNET ^ | 15 January 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "The premier English-language jihadi forum has members in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad..."
  • CIA suicide bomber appears on tape with leader of Pakistani Taliban

    01/09/2010 4:40:45 PM PST · by Cindy · 20 replies · 920+ views
    LONG WAR ^ | January 9, 2010 | Bill Roggio
    SNIPPET: "Hakeemullah Mehsud (left), the Leader of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan. and Humam Khalil Muhammed Abu Mulal al Balawi (right), the suicide bomber who carried out the attack at Combat Outpost Chapman in Khost, Afghanistan. The al Qaeda operative who killed seven US CIA operatives and guards, and a Jordanian intelligence official, was on a martyr's videotape with the leader of the Pakistani Taliban. Humam Khalil Muhammed Abu Mulal al Balawi, a Jordanian Islamist who was thought to have been turned against al Qaeda, appeared on a videotape with Hakeemullah Mehsud, the leader of the Movement of...

    11/29/2009 1:48:56 AM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 1,001+ views - COMPASS News ^ | November 27, 2009 | N/A
    "Pakistani Christian on Run from Taliban Death Threat Islamic extremist sermonizing leads to altercation at barbershop in South Waziristan." SNIPPET: "LAHORE, Pakistan, November 27 (CDN) — A young Christian man is in hiding in Pakistan from Taliban militants who seek to kill him for “blasphemy” because he defended his faith. In February Jehanzaib Asher, 22, was working in a barbershop his family jointly owns with his cousin in Wana, South Waziristan – a Taliban stronghold in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas in Pakistan’s northwest – when the Islamic militants showed up to try to convert him to Islam." SNIPPET: "He...
  • Afghan Push May Threaten Pakistan

    11/08/2009 9:13:15 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 236+ views
    DoD Buzz ^ | November 6,2009 | Greg Grant
    policymakers continue to debate U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, we asked Rick Nelson, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, to weigh in on the possibility of reconciling Taliban fighters, efforts to track down Al Qaeda and the potential risks that an escalation of the war in Afghanistan might pose to neighboring Pakistan. Nelson is a former Navy helicopter pilot with operational and intelligence experience in counterterrorism including assignments at the National Counterterrorism Center and National Security Council. Earlier this year, he returned from Afghanistan where he directed a Joint Task Force. Below is an email Q and...
  • Pakistan Finds Passport of Alleged 9/11 Operative

    10/29/2009 10:02:26 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 5 replies · 644+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct. 30, 2009 | ZAHID HUSSAIN
    SHAWANGAI, Pakistan -- An alleged member of the Hamburg, Germany, terror cell linked to the Sept. 11 attacks is believed to be among al Qaeda leaders helping the Taliban fight Pakistani forces in South Waziristan, Pakistani authorities said Thursday. A German passport belonging to Said Bahaji, a close associate of Sept. 11 lead hijacker Mohammed Atta in the 2001 attacks, was among documents recovered this week by Pakistani troops from an abandoned militant compound in Shawangai. The mountain village in South Waziristan was used as an al Qaeda and Taliban command base until as recently as this week, a military...
  • Passport With 9/11 Suspect's Name Found In Pakistan

    10/29/2009 12:43:53 PM PDT · by OnAMission · 32 replies · 2,691+ views
    CNN Pakistan ^ | 9/29/09 | CNN
    Sherwangei, Pakistan (CNN) -- A passport bearing the name of Said Bahaji, a suspect linked to the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington, has been found in a town captured by the Pakistani military. The passport was found in South Waziristan, where the Pakistani military has been battling to wrest territory from the Taliban in Pakistan. It contained a Pakistani visa issued in August 2001 showing that the bearer entered Pakistan on September 4, 2001, and appeared unusually new for a document eight years old. CNN has not independently confirmed its authenticity. The photo in the passport resembles...
  • Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader thought killed in August strike in South Waziristan

    10/02/2009 11:29:54 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies · 910+ views
    LONG WAR JOURNAL ^ | October 2, 2009 12:13 AM | By BILL ROGGIO
    Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader thought killed in August strike in South Waziristan Unconfirmed reports from Pakistan indicate that the leader of the al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan was killed during a US airstrike in South Waziristan in late August. Tahir Yuldashev, emir of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, is said to have been killed in a strike by an unmanned US aircraft in the town of Kanigoram on Aug. 27, 2009. The strike took place in a known stronghold of the Taliban forces under the command of Mullah Nazir. Eight Taliban fighters and Uzbek fighters were reported killed...
  • Pakistan Taliban Commander: We Have 'Thousands of Suicide Bombers' Who Can 'Target Washington...'

    08/30/2009 12:09:36 AM PDT · by Cindy · 54 replies · 2,895+ views ^ | August 25, 2009 | n/a
    Special Dispatch - No. 2505 August 25, 2009 Pakistan Taliban Commander: We Have 'Thousands of Suicide Bombers' Who Can 'Target Washington, Paris, London, and Kabul' On August 25, 2009, a Pakistani Urdu-language newspaper reported that Waliur Rehman, the commander of the Taliban militants in Pakistan's tribal district of South Waziristan Agency, had said that his group has "thousands of suicide bombers" who can "target Washington, Paris, London, and Kabul."
  • Scores of Taliban killed in second US strike in South Waziristan

    06/24/2009 2:59:50 AM PDT · by Cindy · 24 replies · 1,565+ views
    LONG WAR ^ | June 23, 2009 12:30 PM | By BILL ROGGIO
    The US carried out its second Predator airstrike inside South Waziristan today. Unmanned Predator aircraft killed more than 65 Taliban fighters in a follow-on attack near the headquarters for Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud. The Predator strike aircraft fired three Hellfire missiles as Taliban fighters gathered for a funeral of Khog Wali, a leader in Baitullah's army in South Waziristan who was among six Taliban fighters killed in the first US airstrike earlier today. Commander Sangeen, a Taliban commander from Afghanistan, was reported to be among those killed in the strike at the funeral. Predators are said to have fired...
  • Senior Al Qaeda and Afghan Taliban leaders meet with Baitullah

    06/22/2009 4:50:08 PM PDT · by Cindy · 18 replies · 1,014+ views
    LONG WAR ^ | June 21, 2009, 2:02 am | Bill Roggio
    Senior al Qaeda and Afghan Taliban leaders are reported to have met with Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud to advise him to move his group's operations into Afghanistan and halt attacks against the Pakistani state. Several meetings were said to have been held last week after an 11-man delegation of al Qaeda and Taliban heavy hitters arrived in Waziristan to deliver a request from Mullah Omar, the Amir al Mumineen, or the leader of the faithful in Pakistan and Afghanistan, according to a report in The Nation. The Taliban dispatched Sirajuddin Haqqani, the powerful military commander of the Haqqani Network,...
  • 'Seven killed' in Pakistan strike (Missile)

    12/22/2008 12:37:53 AM PST · by happinesswithoutpeace · 22 replies · 830+ views
    BBC ^ | 22 December 2008 | BBC
    A suspected pilotless American drone has fired two missiles in a border area of Pakistan, killing seven people, Pakistani officials have said. Reports say the missile destroyed a house in South Waziristan. The identity of those killed is not known.
  • Missile strike kills 12 in Pakistan tribal belt

    02/28/2008 1:04:00 AM PST · by Perdogg · 23 replies · 106+ views
    Dawn (PK) ^ | 02.28.07
    At least 12 people, most of them Arabs, were killed when a missile struck a house early Thursday in a Pakistani tribal region, officials and residents said. Residents in Azam Warsak village in South Waziristan told AFP that the home was destroyed by a missile fired from a pilotless drone and the loud blast was heard miles away in the rugged valley. Security officials said they had received a report that a “guided missile” fired from neighbouring Afghanistan had hit a house belonging to a local tribesman known to have links with the Taliban.