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India-Pakistan
UN recognizes threat to Pakistan by Afghan-based TTP, JuA terrorists
2021-02-07
[DailyTimes.pk] A new United Nations
...a lucrative dumping ground for the relatives of dictators and party hacks...
report has acknowledged the action taken by Pak government against individuals engaged in terrorist activities, adding that terrorist group Tehrik-e-Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
Pakistain (TTP) is responsible for over 100 cross-border attacks within three months last year.

On its part, Pakistain has consistently highlighted the terrorism threat from the TTP.

The 27th report to the United Nations Security Council, under the United Nations (UN) monitoring team that tracks Al Qaeda, Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
and other krazed killer groups, points to the arrests in Pakistain of ’individuals engaging in terrorism financing and the freezing of the assets of designated individuals and entities’.

Diplomats noted that the UN acknowledgment of Pakistain actions comes at a time when India continues to blame Pakistain for inaction against the designated groups.

Reporting on the activities of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP), the UN report saw the ’reunification of splinter groups (of TTP) that took place in Afghanistan’. The report records that ’five entities pledged alliance to TTP in July and August (2020), including the Shehryar Mehsud group, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, Hizb-ul-Ahrar, the Amjad Farooqi group and the Usman Saifullah group (formerly known as Lashkar-e- Jhangvi)’.

The report cautions that the merger of TTP has enhanced the threat of terrorism to Pakistain and the region, as it has ’increased the strength of TTP and resulted in a sharp increase in attacks’. In this regard, the UN reported that ’TTP was responsible for more than 100 cross-border attacks between July and October 2020’. The report said that, based on estimates, the TTP’s fighting strength ranges between 2,500 and 6,000.

Last year, Pakistain handed over a dossier to UN Secretary General António Guterres
...Portuguese politician and diplomat, ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations. Previously, he was the UN High Commissioner for Refugees between 2005 and 2015. He was the Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002 and was the Secretary-General of the Socialist Party from 1992 to 2002. He served as President of the Socialist International from 1999 to 2005. In both a 2012 and 2014 poll, the Portuguese public ranked him as the best Prime Minister of the previous 30 years...
on the Indian sponsorship of TTP and JuA. Both terrorist groups have been designated by the 1267 Sanctions Committee of the Security Council.
Related:
TTP: 2021-02-04 Three terrorists killed as forces thwart infiltration attempt in Dir
TTP: 2021-02-01 Kamala Harris Sends Joe Manchin and Kirsten Sinema a Not-So-Subtle Message
TTP: 2021-01-30 Lashkar-e-Islam leader killed in an IED explosion
Related:
Shehryar Mehsud: 2017-01-23 'Terrorists will fail in their attempt to regain lost relevance,' army chief says
Shehryar Mehsud: 2015-08-05 Lahore twin Church attacks suspects arrested: Punjab home minister
Shehryar Mehsud: 2014-05-14 Five militants killed as rival TTP groups clash
Related:
Jamaat-ul-Ahrar: 2020-08-21 Militant groups in Pakistan reunite to overthrow the government
Jamaat-ul-Ahrar: 2020-02-24 Govt making efforts to arrest Ehsanullah Ehsan: Ijaz Shah
Jamaat-ul-Ahrar: 2019-05-26 More about ISIS in India and Pakistan
Related:
Amjad Farooqi: 2011-05-18 Police declare arrest of Lankan cricket team attacker
Amjad Farooqi: 2009-10-19 Over 100 suspects arrested in nationwide sweep
Amjad Farooqi: 2007-07-09 'Eight top terrorists inside Lal Masjid'
Related:
Usman Saifullah: 2016-02-14 Deep-rooted sectarianism
Usman Saifullah: 2016-01-14 Quetta bombing
Usman Saifullah: 2015-05-27 Attacks on Hazaras
Related:
Lashkar-e- Jhangvi: 2013-02-20 Slaughter of Shias in Pakistan
Lashkar-e- Jhangvi: 2011-12-08 Afghanistan Bombings Linked to Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
Lashkar-e- Jhangvi: 2010-09-04 Pakistan Taliban avenges murder of its leader with Lahore blasts: TTP
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Russian warplanes launch powerful strikes along Syrian-Turkish border
2020-12-29
[AlMasdar] The Russian Aerospace Forces launched a series of heavy strikes over the northeastern countryside of the Latakia Governorate on Monday, hitting a number of sites belonging to the foreigner-led Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP).
... Uighur jihadi group based in Badakshan, Afghanistan and listed under Tehrik-e-Taliban in the Al Qaeda organization table. Their Syria subsidiary currently reports to Al Nusra in the Idlib-Latakia region, where the Russians and Americans take turns shooting them — they’re on their third Number 1 in three years...
Prior to the start of the Russian strikes, their reconnaissance planes were seen flying over the al-Jabal al-Akrad region of northeastern Latakia, as they monitored the jihadist forces moving around the Syrian-Ottoman Turkish border.

According to a military report from the Latakia Governorate, the Russian Aerospace Forces unleashed a powerful attack on the Turkestan Islamic Party’s positions in the Kabani hills, inflicting heavy damage to the aforementioned jihadist group’s dens in this rugged area.

The Russian Aerospace Forces have recently intensified their attacks over the Jabal al-Akrad region of northeastern Latakia, with a high concentration of these strikes targeting the Kabani hills and its surroundings.

Kabani is a strategic town that is under the control of the Turkestan Islamic Party. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has attempted to capture this mountaintop town on several occasions in the past two years; however, all of they have been repelled each timie.

The town’s proximity to the strategic city of Jisr al-Shughour (Idlib countryside) makes Kabani a high priority for the Syrian Army and their Russian allies.

Jisr al-Shughour is strategically located along the M-4 Highway (Aleppo-Latakia Highway) and the city itself is under the control of jihadist groups, who have turned into their primary base inside Syria.
Related:
Turkestan Islamic Party : 2020-12-13 Russian warplanes launch new strikes on jihadist stronghold in northwestern Syria
Turkestan Islamic Party : 2020-09-10 Russian warplanes strike jihadist stronghold near Turkish border
Turkestan Islamic Party : 2020-08-19 Russian Air Force launches first attack this month over northwestern Syria
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Russian warplanes launch new strikes on jihadist stronghold in northwestern Syria
2020-12-13
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Russian Aerospace Forces launched new Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s over the northwestern region of Syria on Saturday morning, as their warplanes targeted the jihadist stronghold of Kabani in northeastern Latakia.

According to reports from the field, the Russian warplanes bombed the positions of the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP)
... Uighur jihadi group based in Badakshan, Afghanistan and listed under Tehrik-e-Taliban in the Al Qaeda organization table. Their Syria subsidiary currently reports to Al Nusra in the Idlib-Latakia region, where the Russians and Americans take turns shooting them — they’re on their third Number 1 in three years...
in Kabani, along with a number of points in the nearby al-Ghaab Plain.

The reports said the Russian Aerospace Forces also launched a few strikes in the Jabal al-Zawiya region,
...about 10 km from the Syrian border in Idlib province...
which is currently under the control of the jihadist rebels and their allies from the Ottoman Turkish-backed National Liberation Front
...the Turkic paramilitaries intended to replace with their native jihadi ferocity all the highly trained Turkish soldiers Sultan Erdogan I the much beloved has jailed in the last few years for not worshipping the ground he walks upon. The Uighurs and so forth who did not join Al Nusra or ISIS seem to have ended up here...
The Russian Aerospace Forces launch airstrikes from time-to-time in northwestern Syria, especially once their reconnaissance planes capture footage of jihadist movements in Latakia, Idlib and Aleppo.

Earlier this year, the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out one of their most devastating attacks since entering the Syrian conflict, as their military aircraft bombed the training camp of the Ottoman Turkish-backed Faylaq al-Sham bully boy group in northern Idlib.

This aforementioned attack by the Russian Aerospace Forces resulted in the death of over 100 Ottoman Turkish-backed bandidos bully boyz and the destruction of the training camp.
Related:
Kabani: 2020-09-10 Russian warplanes strike jihadist stronghold near Turkish border
Kabani: 2020-07-16 Syrian-Russian attack inflicts more than 30 casualties within jihadist ranks
Kabani: 2020-06-19 Russian Air Force launches several strikes over northwestern Syria
Related:
Latakia: 2020-12-07 Regime forces shell Idlib and Latakia countryside, while rebels kill regime soldier in southern Idlib
Latakia: 2020-11-28 Syria: Russian jets hammer jihadist stronghold in northeast Latakia
Latakia: 2020-11-14 Syrian military spies reveal coordinates of jihadist training camp to Russian forces
Related:
Turkestan Islamic Party: 2020-09-10 Russian warplanes strike jihadist stronghold near Turkish border
Turkestan Islamic Party: 2020-08-19 Russian Air Force launches first attack this month over northwestern Syria
Turkestan Islamic Party: 2020-08-05 Foreign jihadists launch big attack in northern Latakia
Related:
Jabal al-Zawiya: 2020-11-14 Syrian military spies reveal coordinates of jihadist training camp to Russian forces
Jabal al-Zawiya: 2020-11-08 Syrian, Russian jets devastate jihadist base in southern Idlib
Jabal al-Zawiya: 2020-11-08 Turkey begins withdrawal from 3rd besieged military post inside Syria
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India-Pakistan
Daesh Karachi chief killed by security forces in Bajaur operation
2020-11-25
[DAILYTIMES.PK] Security forces have killed two bandidos hard boyz linked with banned outfit ISIS during an Intelligence Based Operation (IBO) in Bajaur district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, the military’s media wing said on Monday.According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the bandidos hard boyz have been identified as Zubair and Aziz-ur-Rehman, who was the chief of the banned outfit in Sindh. Many other bandidos hard boyz were also arrested during the Bajaur operation, the military’s media wing said.

The terrorist commanders have been identified as Zubair and Aziz-ur-Rehman. ISIS commander Aziz-ur-Rehman was chief of the banned outfit in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
The security forces also arrested various other bandidos hard boyz during the Bajaur operation.

The law enforcement agencies in operation yesterday had foiled terrorism plot and arrested three bandidos hard boyz of the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban
...Arabic for students...
group in Karachi.

According to a spokesperson of paramilitary Rangers, in an intelligence-based joint operation, Sindh Rangers and Police conducted raid in Gulshan-e-Maymar in Karachi and arrested three bandidos hard boyz affiliated with banned Tehrik-e-Taliban group.
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India-Pakistan
Two terrorists held by CTD killed in 'encounter'
2020-10-26
[DAILYTIMES.PK] Two bully boyz of the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban
...Arabic for students...
Pakistain were killed in an encounter in Sukkur, the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) stated on Sunday.According to CTD officials, an operation was carried out on Jaffarabad Road in Sukkur on a tip-off from the federal agency.

Terrorists on cycle of violences indiscriminately opened fire to avoid arrest. However,
some men learn by reading. A few learn by observation. The rest have to pee on the electric fence for themselves...
both the bully boyz were maimed in retaliatory firing; they died on the way to the hospital.

The operation took place on Jafarabad Road after the CTD received a tip-off from its sources.

The suspected bully boyz have been identified as Mujeeb Ullah and Muhammad Anwar. It is believed they are part of the Tehrik-e-Taliban.

Explosives and a cycle of violence were also seized from their possession.

The CTD in charge said they were involved in attacks on security forces and were experts on making boom jackets.

No one from police was hurt in the incident because, the sources said, they were wearing bullet-proof vests.

The incident occurred within the remit of the Lal Qila cop shoppe.

According to CTD sources, the suspects were trained hitmen and belonged to the TTP.



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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Russian warplanes strike jihadist stronghold near Turkish border
2020-09-10
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Russian Air Force was seen conducting a number of strikes over the northeastern countryside of Latakia on Wednesday, as their warplanes struck the positions of the jihadist forces near the Ottoman Turkish border.According to reports from the Latakia Governorate, the Russian Air Force targeted the positions of the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP)
... Uighur jihadi group based in Badakshan, Afghanistan and listed under Tehrik-e-Taliban in the Al Qaeda organization table. Their Syria subsidiary currently reports to Al Nusra in the Idlib-Latakia region, where the Russians and Americans take turns shooting them — they’re on their third Number 1 in three years...
at the key town of Kabani, which is considered the aforementioned jihadist group’s main stronghold in the Latakia Governorate.

The Russian Air Force’s attack coincided with the heavy artillery strikes that were carried out by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops in the Jabal al-Akrad region of northeastern Latakia.

In the past, the Syrian Arab Army has attempted to capture Kabani from the jihadist forces; however, due to the rough terrain and strong fortifications of TIP and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else
...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State...
(HTS) in the area, they have been unable to make any significant gains.

The Syrian Army’s High Command has endeavored to capture Kabani since 2017, as its proximity to the key city of Jisr al-Shughour and its high elevation makes it a top priority for Damascus in Latakia.
Related:
Turkestan Islamic Party: 2020-08-19 Russian Air Force launches first attack this month over northwestern Syria
Turkestan Islamic Party: 2020-08-05 Foreign jihadists launch big attack in northern Latakia
Turkestan Islamic Party: 2020-07-16 Syrian-Russian attack inflicts more than 30 casualties within jihadist ranks
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India-Pakistan
Militant groups in Pakistan reunite to overthrow the government
2020-08-21
[KhaamaPress] Three bully boy groups in Pakistain got reunited to jointly fight against the Pakistain government, Washington Post reported.

Jamaat-ul-Ahrar
...”Assembly of the Free”, they were very active purveyors of suicide and car bombs inside Pakistan after the 2014 split, sometimes teamed with ISIS-K. They slowed down in 2018...
and Hezb-ul-Ahrar
...split from JuA in 2018 over JuA’s ungentlemanly behaviour and choice of targets. Shortly after the split they released their very own soundtrack...
were the two splinter groups that split years ago from Tahreek Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
Pakistain(TTP) announced rejoining TTP on Monday.

The news was confirmed by the TTP spokesperson on Monday saying the leaders of the two factions have officially announced their allegiance to Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud, the TTP Chief.

TTP front man Mohammad Khurasani said that Maulvi Omar Khalid Khurasani
...intel chief of the Jamaatul Ahrar TTP splinter group, or whatever it's calling itself these days...
, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar leader and Mukkarram Khurasani aka Omar Khurasani, the chief of Hezb-ul-Ahrar pleaded allegiance to the TTP chief Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud aka Abu Asim Mansoor.

Khurasani did not disclose when and where the meeting had taken place, but Taliban sources told The News that they had gathered somewhere between the Pakistain and Afghanistan border.

The bully boy groups combined when the Pak Army announced operations against the murderous Moslems were a huge success.

Pak officials said in a formal statement that operations included clearance of 46000 square kilometers of terrorist areas resulting in 18000 dead murderous Moslems and seizure of 40 tons of explosives, VOA reported.
Golly. That sounds like an awful lot — what are the real numbers?
TTP and Jamaat-ul-Ahrar are both included in the American blacklist, it is noted in UN analytical that Pak murderous Moslems pose threat to both Afghanistan and Pakistain with an estimated 6000 to 6500 forces that some of them have affiliated with the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
Khurasan.

However,
alcohol has never solved anybody's problems. But then, neither has milk...
Pakistain has accused Afghanistan many times before for covertly supporting the insurgency in Pakistain which Afghan officials deny these accusations instead accuses Islamabad of sheltering and supporting terrorism waging deadly insurgencies in Afghanistan.

The new alliance is said to have been a fresh set of threats to Pakistain that can lead to more attacks over the governmental troops and suicide kabooms.

Related: Long War Journal suggests this reunification is Al Qaeda’s idea, and reminds us that the TTP’s international notoriety is based on the failure of Faisal Shahzad (Faisal the fizzlebomber) to blow up Times Square on May Day, 2010.
And from 2014: Al-Qaeda in Pakistain: The Org Chart
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Noor Wali Mehsud: 2020-07-31 Al Qaeda Training Taliban in Helmand: Local Officials
Noor Wali Mehsud: 2018-06-26 The militancy threat
Noor Wali Mehsud: 2009-10-16 Air strikes in South Waziristan kill 17
Related:
Mohammad Khurasani: 2020-02-08 Two ‘Senior Members’ of ‘Pakistani Taliban’ Killed in Kabul: BBC
Mohammad Khurasani: 2018-02-04 Suicide bomber kills at least 11 soldiers in northern Pakistan
Mohammad Khurasani: 2017-04-28 Tehrik-e-Taliban: Pakistan using prisoner for propaganda
Related:
Omar Khalid Khurasani: 2014-04-03 Taliban leadership divided on extending ceasefire
Omar Khalid Khurasani: 2014-02-18 Taliban peace talks break down
Related:
Jamaatul Ahrar: 2020-02-24 Govt making efforts to arrest Ehsanullah Ehsan: Ijaz Shah
Jamaatul Ahrar: 2020-02-18 News of Ehsanullah Ehsan's escape is 'true', state is aware, says Interior Minister Ijaz Shah
Jamaatul Ahrar: 2020-02-14 Families of APS martyrs approach CJP over Ehsanullah Ehsan's reported escape
Related:
Faisal Shahzad: 2019-06-14 Terror Plots In United States Since 9/11
Faisal Shahzad: 2018-07-23 ‘Pir’ arrested for prescribing patient ‘curative potion’
Faisal Shahzad: 2016-09-03 Suicide bomber kills 13 in attack on Mardan courthouse
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Foreign jihadists launch big attack in northern Latakia
2020-08-05
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
The northern Latakia countryside witnessed a heavy battle on Monday after the foreigner-led Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP)
...formerly the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, this Uighur jihadi group is listed under Tehrik-e-Taliban in the Al Qaeda organization table. Now based in Badakshan, Afghanistan with a second branch in Al Nusra-controlled Idlib-Latakia with a rump group remaining in China. The Russians and Americans take turns killing off their Syrian emirs — they’re on their third Number 1 in three years, so he’s about due to kiss a missile...
attacked the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in the Jabal Turkmen region.

According to a field report from the Latakia Governorate, the Turkestan Islamic Party began their attack on Monday by attempting to infiltrate the Syrian Arab Army’s positions near the mountaintop of Jabal Hassan al-Rai

The jihadist rebels attempted to utilize the dense forest and mountain terrain to overwhelm the Syrian Arab Army troops in the area.

However,
there's no worse danger than telling a mother her baby is ugly...
according to a source in Latakia, the Syrian Arab Army was able to repel the jihadist attack after a fierce battle with the foreigner-led group.

In response to this jihadist attack, the Syrian Arab Army unleashed a big assault on the key town of Kabbani,
...also known as Kbanah, it appears to be one of the few roads that you would need to cross the hilly terrain (logistics!) and try to pinch off another salient (only road and so forth) [thanks for the explanation, magpie!]...
which is currently under the control of the Turkestan Islamic Party.

Since the end of July, the Syrian Arab Army and their allies from the National Defense Forces and Elite Republican Guard have repeatedly targeted the strategic mountaintop town of Kabbani, which has become the Turkestan Islamic Party’s primary stronghold in the Jabal al-Akrad region.
Related:
Latakia: 2020-08-04 Military escalation continues in the countryside of Latakia and Idlib
Latakia: 2020-08-04 12 pro-regime, 6 rebel fighters die in Syria clashes
Latakia: 2020-07-28 Syrian Army unleashes major attack on jihadist forces between Latakia and Idlib
Related:
Turkestan Islamic Party: 2020-07-16 Syrian-Russian attack inflicts more than 30 casualties within jihadist ranks
Turkestan Islamic Party: 2020-06-21 Unknown gunman shoots dead member of ‘Idlib Free Army’
Turkestan Islamic Party: 2020-06-19 Russian Air Force launches several strikes over northwestern Syria
Related:
Jabal Turkmen region: 2019-09-23 Syrian Army destroys jihadist tunnels and bases along Turkish border
Jabal Turkmen region: 2018-10-15 HTS attacks rival jihadist group in northern Latakia
Jabal Turkmen region: 2018-09-17 Zero hour approaches northern Latakia as Syrian Army prepares to kickoff long-awaited offensive
Related:
Kabbani: 2019-10-18 Al-Nusra terrorists launch 22 attacks on safe areas in different provinces
Kabbani: 2019-04-05 Syrian Army launches heavy attack on jihadist stronghold in northeastern Latakia
Kabbani: 2019-03-16 Syrian Army shoots down jihadist attack drone in northern Latakia
Related:
Jabal al-Akrad region: 2019-09-11 Russian Air Force launches first strikes since ceasefire announcement
Jabal al-Akrad region: 2019-09-06 Syrian Army attacks jihadist stronghold in northeastern Latakia
Jabal al-Akrad region: 2019-08-06 Russian Air Force launches massive attack after militants allegedly target Hmeimim Airbase
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Afghanistan
Al Qaeda Training Taliban in Helmand: Local Officials
2020-07-31
[ToloNews] Local officials in Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province, in southern Afghanistan, have said that Al Qaeda has a strong presence in the province's districts alongside the Durand Line and in border areas between Afghanistan and Iran.

Helmand's governor said that their information indicates that Al Qaeda and other imported muscle have established camps and are training the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
fighters in those districts in Helmand which have border with Pakistain and Iran.

The Helmand governor said that it was worrying that the Taliban would not cut ties with al-Qaeda and other imported muscle.

In the past, there was a strong Taliban presence in Helmand.

According to local officials, there is a presence of Al Qaeda and other imported muscle ranging from Disho district of Helmand towards some districts in Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
--across an area spanning hundreds of kilometers.

According to Helmand governor Yasin Khan, the Al Qaeda network is providing military and financial support to the Taliban.

"Currently Al Qaeda has a presence in Bahramcha region of Disho district of Helmand towards Herat province, and they are providing training and support to the Taliban. They cooperate with the Taliban and supply them with materials. In all wars, there are contributions from Al Qaeda, other foreign snuffies such as Lashkar-e-Taiba
...the Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
(Pakistain based murderous Moslem group) and Punjabis," said Yasin Khan, the governor of Helmand.

In the meantime, general Wali Mohammad Ahmadzai, the commander of 215 Maiwand Army Corps, has said that in recent weeks the Taliban has changed its tactics, such as bringing in the material from outside the country, as well as the making of mines and projectiles.
Good to know.
"The Taliban, in defiance of their commitments to the Doha agreement, have kept their ties with other groups," said General Wali Mohammad Ahmadzai, the commander of 215 Maiwand Army Corps.
Shocking, truly shocking.
"In the grinding of the peace processor, we are only talking with the Taliban, we are not talking to the foreign nationals who are fighting here, we also call on the Taliban to put them aside," said Attaullah Afghan, the head of Helmand's provincial council.

The Taliban have denied having ties with Al Qaeda.

Based on the US-Taliban agreement, which was signed in Doha on February 29, the Taliban as part of the agreement pledged to cut all ties with Al Qaeda and other foreign terror groups.

UN REPORT ON AL QAEDA PRESENCE:
A recent report submitted to the United Nations
...where theory meets practice and practice loses...
Security Council indicates that the total number of "Pak foreign terrorist fighters" in Afghanistan is estimated at "between 6,000 and 6,500, most of them with Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP)."

The report says the TTP fighters in Afghanistan are led by Amir Noor Wali Mehsud, supported by his deputy Qari Amjad and TTP spokesperson Mohammad Khorasani.

The report says that according to UN member states, "Al Qaeda is covertly active in 12 Afghan provinces and Aiman al-Zawahiri
...Formerly second in command of al-Qaeda, now the head cheese, occasionally described as the real brains of the outfit. Formerly the Mister Big of Egyptian Islamic Jihad. Bumped off Abdullah Azzam with a car boom in the course of one of their little disputes. Is thought to have composed bin Laden's fatwa entitled World Islamic Front Against Jews and Crusaders. Currently residing in the North Wazoo area assuming he's not dead like Mullah Omar. He lost major face when he ordered the nascent Islamic State to cease and desist and merge with the orthodox al-Qaeda spring, al-Nusra...
remains based in the country."

The report says that the UN Monitoring Team estimates the total number of Al Qaeda gunnies in Afghanistan at "between 400 and 600 and that the leadership maintains close contact with the Haqqani network
...a branch of the Afghan Taliban, based in Pakistain. The network is a family business founded by the later Jalaluddin Haqqani...
."
Related:
Helmand: 2020-07-27 2 ANA Soldiers Killed in Helmand Car Bombs
Helmand: 2020-07-27 Taliban Blamed for Killing Woman Govt Worker in Ghazni
Helmand: 2020-07-23 2 Security Personnel Killed in Helmand Amid Increased Violence
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215 Maiwand Army Corps: 2020-01-11 Efforts Underway to Clear 5 Helmand Districts of Insurgents
215 Maiwand Army Corps: 2019-03-21 Afghan Military, Civilian Casualties Saw Sharp Rise In 1397 (3/21/2018 - 3/20/2019)
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Mohammad Khorasani: 2016-02-07 Quetta suicide blast targets FC; 10 killed
Mohammad Khorasani: 2016-01-21 Breakthroughs made in identifying Bacha Khan University attackers: DG ISPR
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Afghanistan
Rise of Foreign Fighters in Afghanistan's East: ANA General
2020-07-28
[ToloNews] The number of imported muscle has increased on the battlefields in the eastern parts of Afghanistan, with most of them Pak nationals who are fighting alongside the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
in areas along the Durand Line, an Afghan Army general said on Monday.

On Sunday, a UN report submitted to the United Nations
...an organization which on balance has done more bad than good, with the good not done well and the bad done thoroughly...
Security Council indicated that the total number of "Pak foreign terrorist fighters" in Afghanistan is estimated at "between 6,000 and 6,500, most of them with Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP)."

"Intelligence information shows that there are retired Pak colonels who are training the local Taliban," said Gen. Karim Niazi, commander of the second regiment of Selab 201 Corps.
Are they indeed? How very generous of them.
A captured Taliban member, named Shiran, said Pak fighters are fighting in support of the Taliban in Khogyani district, Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province.

On Sunday, a UN report submitted to the United Nations Security Council indicated that the total number of “Pakistani foreign terrorist fighters” in Afghanistan is estimated at "between 6,000 and 6,500, most of them with Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)."
"When we came to this mosque, there was a Pak who was killed by (Afghan) commandos and I was arrested," Shiran said.

The issue was spotlighted by Pak politician Ali Wazir, who raised questions on his Twitter account, asking about why the Pak bodies are brought to Pakistain from Afghanistan and what are Pakistain’s priorities.

Last week, Kandahar Police Chief Gen. Tadeen Khan shared a number of identity cards which, according to him, belong to Pak fighters who were killed in Maroof district, Kandahar province.

"Some bodies were left behind by the bully boys. All of them had Pak identity cards. This proves that they were Pak nationals," said Jamal Barikzai, Kandahar police front man.

"Some international terrorist groups, including al-Qaeda, were formed after the withdrawal of former Soviet forces. They might increase their activities after the withdrawal of US forces (from Afghanistan)," said Rahmatullah Nabil, former head of the National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
.
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Afghanistan
ISKP leader captured.
2020-04-17
[Twitter]
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Abdullah Orakzai: 2020-04-06 NDS Commander Gives Details of Daesh Leader's Arrest
Abdullah Orakzai: 2017-05-16 ISIS leader joins peace process with his 11 fighters in East of Afghanistan
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Afghanistan
Blast kills another TTP leader in Afghanistan
2020-02-14
[DAWN] A senior Tehrik-e-Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
Pakistain (TTP) commander was killed by a bomb in eastern Afghanistan, turban and intelligence sources told AFP on Thursday, the latest such incident to target the group in recent days.
Not actually targetted as such, if he was kaboomed by one of his own bombs, but a clear sign from Allah that his activities were definitely not approved by the most high.
Sheharyar Mehsud, chief of a turban faction which is part of the umbrella TTP, was the target of the remote controlled blast in Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
, a TTP commander in Pakistain told AFP.

A Pak intelligence official who confirmed the incident said Mehsud had fled to Afghanistan in 2016.

The blast comes nearly two weeks after two other key TTP leaders ‐ Khalid Haqqani and Qari Saifullah Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistain's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire...
i ‐ were killed in a clash with security forces.
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