Military jets pound militant hideouts in Orakzai; 13 killed
[Dawn] At least 13 suspected forces of Evil were killed early Saturday when military jets pounded bad turban hideouts in the northwestern tribal region of upper Orakzai agency, security officials said.

Local administration official Noman Ali Shah confirmed that the bad turbans' hideouts in Mamozai had been targeted by military jets Saturday morning and there were reports of casualties.

"We have reports coming in from security sources that four bad turban' hideouts have been destroyed in Mamozai area of upper Orakzai, while at least 13 forces of Evil have been killed in these strikes," he said.

Mamozai is located in the rugged mountainous region on the boundaries of Tirah Valley, a stronghold of the Hakimullah Mehsud-led TTP with support from the surrounding villages of Khadezai, Arkhanjo and the suburbs.

Although security forces claimed to have cleared almost 92 per cent of the area of bad turbans, there are still some pockets of resistance in the upper Orakzai Agency
... crawling with holy men, home to Darra Adam Khel, the world's largest illegal arms bazaar. 14 distinct tribes of beturbanned primitives inhabit Orakzai agency's 1500 or so square kilometers...
along the border of Khyber and Kurram agencies.

Fresh festivities between forces of Evil in Tirah

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eight forces of Evil were reported to have been killed and several others injured in fresh festivities between the pro-government Ansarul Islam (AI) and outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban (TTP) forces of Evil backed by Lashkar-e-Islam (LI) bad turban outfit in Tirah Valley of Khyber agency.

After a furious gun-battle for the day, the Ansarul Islam fighters have recaptured a key Khyber Sangar post in Tirah Valley which overlooks the key Maidan area, the stronghold of the AI.

This post was captured by the TTP fighters a few days back. The festivities are now continuing in the Qismat Sangar area of the Tirah valley.

The festivities, which had started last month between the outlawed myrmidon groups, subsided for a few days as scores of fighters were killed on both sides and many others were maimed.

Gun fights erupted again Saturday morning in Tirah's Sandapal area, leaving eight forces of Evil dead, intelligence officials said.

Intelligence sources said that the LI and TTP forces of Evil were launching joint attacks on the AI fighters.

The political administration has yet to disclose the exact number of casualties while news hounds have limited access to the restive mountainous area to independently verify the corpse count.

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in a separate development a clash between the Zakakhel rustics and the banned Lasakar-e-Islam at Mirozai Sar Post, seven LI forces of Evil are killed including two key commanders as the Zakakhels also overtook the post.

The official sources said that the festivities are still continuing at Delani post, wherein two Zakakhel rustics have also been injured.

Posted by: Fred 2013-02-10