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India-Pakistan
14 police stations to be set up in N Waziristan
2019-07-29
[DAWN] North Wazoo district police officer Shafiullah Khan said on Saturday that land had been acquired for establishing 14 cop shoppes and courts across the district.

Addressing a gathering of police personnel in the Tehsil Jirga Hall, he said that a total of 14 cop shoppes had been sanctioned for the district. Presently, he added, three cop shoppes, one each in Miranshah
... headquarters of al-Qaeda in Pakistain and likely location of Ayman al-Zawahiri. The Haqqani network has established a ministate in centered on the town with courts, tax offices and lots of madrassas...
, Mir Ali and Razmak, were functional while the remaining 11 would also be made operational shortly.

Mr Shafiullah directed the coppers to perform their duties honestly, adding that a performance-based promotion mechanism would be devised to encourage hardworking officers. However,
it's easy to be generous with someone else's money...
he hastened to add: "It should be clear to everyone that disciplinary action, including forced termination, would be taken against those found involved in negligence."

He said that the police should play their due role in putting the militancy-hit Waziristan on track to peace and prosperity.
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India-Pakistan
Ulema delegation visits North Waziristan
2018-12-29
[DAWN] A delegation of religious scholars and Learned Elders of Islam visited Miranshah
... headquarters of al-Qaeda in Pakistain and likely location of Ayman al-Zawahiri. The Haqqani network has established a ministate in centered on the town with courts, tax offices and lots of madrassas...
and Mir Ali areas in North Wazoo tribal district where they were briefed about return of peace and normality in the region.

The delegation also visited local garrison where they were briefed about the prevalent environment in North Waziristan, army’s operation against militancy and endeavours for socioeconomic uplift of people of the area.

The delegation included Mufti Abdul Raheem, Allama Amin Shaheedi, Allama Arif Hussain Wahidi, Maulana Ahmed Ludhianvi, Mufti Mohammad Naeem, Mohammad Raghib Hussain Naeemi, Pir Mohammad Aminul Hasanat, Allama Iftikhar Hussain Naqvi, Maulana Zahid Mehmood Qasmi, Dr Qibla Ayaz, Maulana Fazalur Rehman Khalil and Mohammad Yaseen Zafar. Local Learned Elders of Islam, including Maulana Abu Rizwan Mohammad Alam, Maulana Qari Mohammad Roman and Maulana Sabirullah, also joined the delegation.

Genral officer commanding 7 Division, Major General Mumtaz Hussain, while interacting with Learned Elders of Islam highlighted the measures being taken for development and economic revival in North Waziristan. The delegation appreciated the efforts and resolve of security personnel against militancy.

Later, the delegation drove through Miranshah city, witnessed Sarbankai Model Village, Miranshah bus stand, reconstructed market, DHQ hospital, Army Public School and Stadium Complex.

Thereafter, the delegation went to nearby Mirali town and besides interacting with Maliks they also visited Pak Sweet Homes Orphanage.
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India-Pakistan
2 martyred, 3 injured as security force vehicle comes under attack in North Waziristan
2018-02-08
[DAWN] Two men belonging to the security forces bit the dust while three others were maimed on Wednesday when their vehicle was targeted in Mir Ali tehsil of North Wazoo.

According to sources, the three injured men have been transferred to a Combined Military Hospital (CHM) nearby.

The political administration of the area claimed that Lions of Islam fired rockets on a vehicle carrying members of the security forces in Edak area of Mir Ali tehsil.

The area where the attack occurred has been sealed and a search operation for the arrest of the perpetrators of the attack is underway.

The uptick in attacks targeting security forces raises questions over the efficacy of counter-terror operations in different parts of the country, including North Waziristan where the army was said to have cleared the area of the presence of Lions of Islam under Operation Zarb-e-Azb
..the Pak offensive against Qaeda in Pakistain and the Pak Taliban in North Wazoo. The name refers to the sword of the Prophet (PTUI!)...
which was launched in June 2014.

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India-Pakistan
Roadside bomb explosion leaves six dead in northwest Pakistan
2017-12-06
[PRESSTV] A roadside kaboom has claimed lives of at least six people and injured eight others in an area of the troubled northwestern Pakistain, officials say.

Local officials said on Tuesday that the blast took place in Mir Ali town of North Wazoo, the country’s restive northwestern tribal area bordering Afghanistan. The bomb was planted in a parked cycle of violence.

"The casualties came from a bomb planted in a cycle of violence parked on a roadside in Khadi market of Mir Ali town," media outlets quoted Kamran Khan Afridi, a senior administration official in the area as saying.

"The blast targeted two vehicles passing along the road. Six people who died and eight who were maimed are believed to be the vehicles' passengers," he added

Mir Ali town and neighboring Miranshah
... headquarters of al-Qaeda in Pakistain and likely location of Ayman al-Zawahiri. The Haqqani network has established a ministate in centered on the town with courts, tax offices and lots of madrassas...
, North Waziristan's capital, have long been home to Talibs operating across the troubled region.

In a number of assaults in recent weeks, faceless myrmidons have killed several people in the northwest as well as in southwestern Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
province.

Last week, button men wearing burkas killed several people in an attack on an agriculture institute in the northwestern city of 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 Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
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Afghanistan
Trump strategy won't solve Afghan problems, say analysts
2017-08-23
[DAWN] United States (US) President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
has vowed success in Afghanistan, but analysts say his strategy contains nothing new against enemies which his predecessors could not defeat ─ a sobering assessment that points to endless war for weary civilians.
Depends on whether he's willing to level Mir Ali or Dera Ismail Khan.
Or Islamabad.

The US and Afghan governments face formidable opponents in the ascendant Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
, weak and corrupt Afghan institutions and meddling regional powers ─ plus the growing menace of the Lion of Islam Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're 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 the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group.

The US president vowed to leave American boots on the ground indefinitely while turning away from nation-building.

But his refusal to release details and define the conditions for victory have raised fears America's involvement in the conflict may never end.

"Strategy is about matching means to ends. I think we heard a lot about ends but rather little about means," James Der Derian, from the Centre for International Security Studies at the University of Sydney, told AFP.

Trump backtracked from previous promises to end America's longest-ever war during a primetime speech late Monday, paving the way for thousands more US soldiers to be sent to Afghanistan.

While he refused to offer detailed troop numbers, senior White House officials said he had already authorised US Defence Secretary James Mattis to deploy up to 3,900 more troops to Afghanistan.

There are currently 8,500 US personnel in-country who are largely restricted to NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all....
's mission of training the 190,000-strong Afghan army and offering strategic support on certain missions.

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Britain
'I am a Muslim, ask me anything'
2017-05-30
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
  • A group of Islamic men congregated on a street to condemn the terror attack

  • Imam Kamran Tahir and fellow Muslims wore t-shirts that read: 'Ask me anything'

  • He said members of the public hugged them, high-fived and shook their hands

  • Mr Tahir said he wanted to make clear he stands with those killed in Manchester
Just a few questions off the top of my head:
  1. Are you gonna explode soon?

  2. Do any of your wives have a clitoris?

  3. What's your opinion on statues of Lady Justice? How about Robert E. Lee?

  4. How, precisely, should apostates be killed?

  5. How many chances do your daughters get before you kill them for honor?

  6. Have you ever been to Tora Bora, Mir Ali, Abbottabad, or Qatar? (Don't bother explaining why.)

  7. Should Ahmadis be killed or merely enslaved?

  8. How about Yezdis?

  9. Why do Islamic altar boys need guns?

  10. If a Christian pays a jizya and you kill him and enslave his family anyway, do you have to give the money back?

  11. Why can't a Moslem be governed by a Christian?

  12. Have you ever beaten your wife with a stick thicker than an inch? An inch and a half?

  13. If a nine year old is physically and emotionally ready for marriage, is she physically and emotionally ready to be a preacher?

  14. Why don't you like Valentine's Day?

  15. Why is it haraam to extend best wishes to Christians and Jews on their holidays? How about second best wishes?

  16. Do you like this cartoon of the Prophet that I've drawn?

  17. Are you gonna be back soon? I have more questions.

18. It's great that you're against terrorism! How do you define terrorism?
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India-Pakistan
Girl dies in IED attack in Waziristan
2016-12-13
At least one minor girl died and three others sustained injuries in a roadside blast in Spinwam tehsil of North Waziristan on Monday, DawnNews reported.

Security sources said the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was planted next to the school gate which went off when the gate was opened.

No classes were taking place today and the children were going to the Abakhel school to play when the bomb planted outside it went off.

The injured were shifted to Mir Ali Hospital and Miranshah Hospital.

Operations against militants in North Waziristan were stepped up after the government decided to implement the nation-wide National Action Plan for combating terrorism in the country. Suspected militants have also been killed in drone strikes in the region.

Zarb-i-Azb military operation which targeted local and foreign militants specifically in North Waziristan was spearheaded following an attack on Karachi's Jinnah International Airport on June 8, 2014.

According to official statements, over 3,500 militants have been killed in operation Zarb-i-Azb, while the offensive forced over a million civilians to vacate their homes and move to settled areas of the country.

The number of attacks in the country has fallen around 70 per cent but attacks on security and civilian targets continue to occur occasionally.
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India-Pakistan
Wounds of Waziristan
2015-06-27
[NATION.PK] A few days ago the Government of Pakistain celebrated the successes of Operation Zarb-e-Azb
..the Pak offensive against Qaeda in Pakistain and the Pak Taliban in North Wazoo. The name refers to the sword of the Prophet (PTUI!)...
in North Wazoo and other parts of FATA over the last one year. Justifiably the official reports quoted figures about the number of holy warriors taken out in the aerial bombardments and ground operations. Also justifiably, were given the numbers of personals of LEAs who sacrificed their lives in fighting to defend the country against terrorism. The people of Pakistain are obviously proud of their soldiers who have given supreme sacrifices in a war being fought for defending them. They are genuine heroes and there are no two opinions about that.

But what about the Pashtuns of FATA in general, and the Pashtuns of Waziristan in particular?
You know, the guys who were harboring the bad guys...
What horrible tragedies have they been through for not just the last one year, but during the last decade for no fault of theirs?

Who has ever investigated into and registered their heart wrenching miseries and agonies during their brutal occupation by Al Qaeda, Haqqani Network and TTP when North Waziristan was turned into the capital of terrorism in the region?
It was the Pak govt that let it happen.
Hundreds and hundreds of pro-state maliks and tribal elders were murdered by holy warriors to make an example out of them and the responsible state authorities were not even bothered enough to offer mere condolences to the bereaved families, let alone providing them justice.
That's because the govt regarded the bad guyz as being in their side.
For years it was a routine for the people of Miranshah
... headquarters of al-Qaeda in Pakistain and likely location of Ayman al-Zawahiri. The Haqqani network has established a ministate in centered on the town with courts, tax offices and lots of madrassas...
and Mir Ali to find dead bodies dumped on the roads in the morning with a written chit on their chests accusing them to be spies and with warnings to the rest of the population. The illustrious Urdu poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz seems to have written the line for them when he said, "We who have been killed (unknown) in the dark alleys." The bitter fact is that the colonial policy regarding FATA, as a strategic space for the great games in the region, still continue. It is even worse than being a periphery or political backyard.

In December 2001 when OBL and other Al Qaeda leaders were holed up in Tora Bora in the border area of Afghanistan facing heavy US bombardment, a number of their followers entered Pakistain via Tirah valley of Khyber Agency and Khurram Agency that were closest to Tora Bora. Many of them were caught by the Army deployed in the area and handed over to the US. But the senior holy warriors knew better. They walked south inside Afghanistan before turning left and entered through the open borders into South and North Waziristan where they gradually established bases and started the Pak-supported third war in Afghanistan. Musharraf was accused by many for his famous u-turn but actually it was a double u-turn that literally handed over Waziristan to holy warriors starting a nightmare for the people of the area that has yet to be over. He has recently owned this war in a public interview. Terrorist killings, Drone attacks and military operations became a routine for many years after that, making life a living hell for the locals. They had to pay the price for misguided state policy towards Afghanistan.

There is not much in terms of an institutional record of their suffering, even when more than a million of them had to leave their homes and hearths at a notice of few hours and become IDPs in June 2014 just before the start of Zarb-e-Azb. Yes there were some symbolic gestures made by the high state functionaries for a few days in the beginning but that was all about it. Even after the high profile approval of the 20 point NAP in December 2014 after the Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), 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 Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
tragedy, in which winning the hearts and minds of the IDPs (better known locally as Intentionally Displaced Pashtuns) was an important point, nothing has changed. For the media, which has always looked at FATA from Islamabad's telescope, there were many distractions. Prolonged brawls over "Takht-e-Lahore", the Saudi war in Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
and turns and twists in the 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...
operation were important enough to dominate the media head lines leaving no space for the news emanating from Waziristan. So when on June 22 the IDPs in Bakka Khel camp in Bannu protested against the lack of water, and the security forces opened fire on them, there was no place for the incident in the news. Neither the Governor of Pakhtunkhwa nor the Minister of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) bothered to visit the camp or issue a condolence message. Even the provincial government turned a blind eye towards them. Do the Pashtun need any further proof about the cheapness of their blood?

There has been a lot of talk about the repatriation of the displaced Pashtuns but the picture on the implementation side is dismal. Although there are official claims about the clearance of 90 percent of the North Waziristan territory, so far only a small town Idak has been formally declared to be "cleared" from holy warriors to which the displaced persons can return after Ramazan. No decision has been made so far about the wide Tochi valley that includes the towns of Mir Ali and Miranshah. Most of the residential and commercial areas have been destroyed in the towns but there is no tangible plan to reconstruct them. In fact, to the horror of local population the authorities were seen bulldozing some of the structures that are still intact. The wisdom behind it, if there is any, has to be explained to the people. Even the "cleared area" is not accessible to media or civil society to know about the collateral damage and the current security situation on the ground. A number of holy warriors have been holed up since June 2014 in the areas of Shawal and Datakhel. The area regularly receives aerial bombardment and drone strikes but the ground forces have yet to clear it. Interestingly enough more than one hundred thousand displaced people, who had crossed into Afghanistan, find no mention in the repatriation plans. The worst aspect of the whole process is the total absence of parliamentary or political oversight. The black out of the situation in media is complete. The process is totally monopolised by civil and military babus bureaucrats who have insisted on signing of the humiliating "social contract" for the repatriation despite wide spread opposition from the local population and public opinion. Lest we forget, Waziristan is but an epitome of the situation in FATA.
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India-Pakistan
Pak Judge: Charge CIA Lawyer, Officer For Drone Strike
2015-04-09
ISLAMABAD -- A Pakistani judge on Tuesday ordered that criminal charges be filed against a former CIA lawyer who oversaw its drone program and the one-time chief agency operative in Islamabad over a 2009 strike that killed two people.
Typical. Go after the field operatives and leave the leadership alone.
Former acting general counsel John A. Rizzo and ex-station chief Jonathan Bank must face charges including murder, conspiracy, terrorism and waging war against Pakistan, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court ruled. A court clerk and a lawyer involved the case, Mirza Shahzad Akbar, confirmed details of the judge's ruling.
Abbottabad UBL polio vaccination surveillance operators excluded from charges of course. Their activities were approved and pre-paid.
Rizzo and Bank could not be immediately reached for comment.
First smart thing the CIA has done in a while...
The CIA will have no comment, spokesman Chris White told The Associated Press.

The legal action comes as the number of CIA drone strikes in Pakistan has fallen precipitously from their 2010 high, amid signs that the U.S. and Pakistan have been more closely cooperating on counterterrorism issues after years of tensions. It is unclear how the criminal charges will affect that cooperation, even though the defendants will almost certainly never see the inside of a Pakistani courtroom.

The only way the case could go forward is if U.S. officials cooperate with the Pakistani court, which is inconceivable given that the drone strikes were carried out under a program ordered by two successive U.S. presidents.
Don't put it past Champ...
The case recalls legal charges brought by an independent magistrate in Italy against CIA officers involved in the 2003 kidnapping of a terror suspect. Nine Americans were convicted but none returned to Italy to face the charges.

Bank was sent home from Pakistan in 2010 after his cover was blown when a Pakistani man named Kareem Khan initially threatened to sue the CIA and others for $500 million over the deaths of his 18-year-old son, Zaenullah Khan, and his brother, Asif Iqbal, in a purported Dec. 31, 2009, strike on the North Waziristan tribal region.
Wherein Zaenullah and Asif were purportedly members of a purported group of hard boyz purportedly committing purported acts of violence in purported Wazoo...
The AP and other media organizations reported at the time that three people were killed in a missile attack that day in Mir Ali in North Waziristan. Pakistani intelligence officials said then that the men were militants, but offered no proof.
The bodies were in a bit of disarray...
As the outrage over the lawsuit grew, protesters in Islamabad began to seethe carrying placards bearing Bank's name as listed in the lawsuit, urging him to leave the country. The CIA didn't move Bank, who had previously served in Baghdad, until he began receiving death threats.

The station chief's outing spurred questions at the time of whether Pakistan's spy service might have leaked the information, something the Pakistanis denied.
"No, no, certainly not!"
The disclosure didn't prevent Bank from landing another sensitive job: He became chief of the Iran operations division at CIA headquarters at Langley. He later was removed from that post after CIA officials concluded he created a hostile work environment in the division. He has since been detailed to the Pentagon's intelligence arm.
Is he creating a hostile work environment there?
Rizzo was the CIA's acting general counsel overseeing its drone program. He retired in 2010 and later wrote a book about his experiences at the agency.

The CIA's drone strike program has killed al-Qaida leaders, Pakistani Taliban fighters and other militants hiding in its tribal regions even as it has evoked anger across Pakistan over allegations of widespread civilian casualties. Since 2004, the U.S. has carried out nearly 400 suspected drone strikes in the country, according to the New America Foundation's International Security Program, which tracks the American campaign. The foundation says the last U.S. drone strike in Pakistan happened on Jan. 29 and killed at least six suspected militants.

But the number of strikes has declined from 122 in 2010 to 22 last year, the foundation shows. There have been only four reported so far this year, and many observers believe the program is winding down.

While Pakistan's civilian government often decries the strikes, U.S. officials long have said the country's military tolerates them and occasionally cooperates closely with them. At the height of tensions in 2010, protests against the drone program blocked a land route for months used by NATO forces to resupply troops in neighboring Afghanistan.

Under the judge's order, Pakistan's federal police force must file the charges against the two former CIA officials, though they've so far refused over what lawyers describe as a reluctance to upset the country's diplomatic relations with the U.S. Pakistani police officials could not be immediately reached for comment Tuesday.
"Go away. Leave me alone. Please."
Pakistani lawyer Khawaja Naveed Ahmed, who is not involved in the case, said the government also could appeal the judge's order to a higher court to try and stop having to file the charges.

In a statement after the ruling, Khan said he hoped the order would help those affected by U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan "get justice for the wrongs being done to them."

"Today's order is a victory for all those innocent civilians that have been killed in U.S.-led drone strikes in Pakistan," he said. "I sincerely hope that authorities now will do their job and proceed against the culprits."
I can think of at least one more drone strike needed...
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India-Pakistan
Militants change tactics after defeat in tribal regions
2015-02-02
[NATION.PK] Armed Lions of Islam are now targeting civilians after security forces killed hundreds of their comrades and ended their control in parts of the country's tribal regions.

After the Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), 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 Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
incident on December 16, a kaboom killed nearly 60 Moslems inside a mosque in Sindh. The banned groups have now adopted this new technique, its major example in Shikarpur.

The myrmidon groups are now involved in Dire Revenge attacks for their defeat in the tribal regions. With army claiming hold over 90 percent of the area, including towns of Miranshah
... headquarters of al-Qaeda in Pakistain and likely location of Ayman al-Zawahiri. The Haqqani network has established a ministate in centered on the town with courts, tax offices and lots of madrassas...
and Mir Ali, there seems to be a shift in strategy by the myrmidons. The military offensives have badly damaged the capability of the gangs to challenge the government's security forces and now they have resorted to hit unarmed civilians in peaceful areas.

The Jundullah group is active in targeting Shiite Moslems. Some believe it as the same group that operated in Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
and launched attacks in Iran.
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India-Pakistan
Army snubs 'malicious' Pentagon report on Pakistan
2014-11-16
[DAWN] MIR ALI: The Pakistain Army has taken strong exception to a recent report by the US Defence Department which accused Pakistain of using "proxy forces to hedge against the loss of influence in Afghanistan and to counter India's superior military".

Pakistain has already summoned US Ambassador Richard Olson to the Foreign Office to convey concerns over the report earlier this month.

The country's protest over what the Foreign Office called "unwarranted comments" had been conveyed by the Prime Minister's Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz to the US ambassador at the Foreign Ministry.

Briefing news hounds from both national and international media at the army headquarters in Mir Ali, North Wazoo on Saturday, Major General Zafarullah Khan Khattak termed the report "baseless, malicious, demoralising and contrary to ground realities".

"There is no such thing [happening here as is] mentioned in the Pentagon report. Pakistain army is not using Death Eaters anywhere for so called proxy wars," said the senior army officer.

Khattak said that army operation, Zarb-e-Azb
..the Pak offensive against Qaeda in Pakistain and the Pak Taliban in North Wazoo. The name refers to the sword of the Prophet (PTUI!)...
was being carried out against all Death Eaters group ‐ including the Haqqani network ‐ and that a number of bully boy commanders belonging to the bully boy outfit have also been killed in the offensive.

He said that commanders of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM), a bully boy organization working against China, have also been killed and the network destroyed in the operation in North Waziristan.

The commander expressed the hope that Pak-Afghan border security issues could be settled at the political level through talks and said the visit by the Afghanistan's Caped President to Pakistain is timely and would help in better border management.

Giving the latest figure about casualties, the commander said 42 officers and security forces personnel have been killed while 155 are injured in the ongoing operation.

"1,198 bully boyz have been killed, 356 injured, and 227 have been jugged
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
by security forces," he said.

"11 private jails, 191 secret tunnels 39 IED factories, 4,991 various types of ready-made IEDs, 132 ton kaboom, 2,470 sub machine Guns, 293 machine Guns, 111 heavy machine Guns have also been recovered during the operation," he added.
...all to be stored in the ISI arms lockup until they're ready to hand them out to their pet jihadis again.
Giving an estimate of the recovered weapons and explosives, he said the quantity of the weapons and ammunition recovered from Death Eaters could have been used by Death Eaters to kill over 88,000 people and was massive enough to sustain war against security forces for more than 15 years.
That's an awful lot of potential Indian deaths... and frugality is a virtue, after all.
Maj-Gen Khattak said Miranshah
... headquarters of al-Qaeda in Pakistain and likely location of Ayman al-Zawahiri. The Haqqani network has established a ministate in centered on the town with courts, tax offices and lots of madrassas...
, Mir Ali, Boya, Dattakhel and Ghulam Khan areas of the tribal belt have been cleared, however, clearance operations are still underway.

About rehabilitation of the IDPs, he said fool proof mechanism has been adopted to ensure that Death Eaters are not returned to the area.

During briefing and field visits, pictures of dead bodies of the Death Eaters and weapons recovered from Death Eaters were also shown to the media.
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India-Pakistan
Attempt to kidnap AC foiled in Karak
2014-10-11
[DAWN] KARAK: Police foiled an attempt to kidnap assistant commissioner of Takht-e-Nusrati and tossed in the clink
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
eight alleged kidnappers here on Thursday.

Police officials said that assistant commissioner Ahmad Usman Javed was going to Takht-e-Nusrati after Eid vacation when some people travelling in two cars started chasing his car near Shahidan Chountra on the Indus Highway.

According to the FIR registered with Karak cop shoppe on the written application of the assistant commissioner, the alleged kidnappers in two cars chased his car and tried to stop it.

Sensing the danger, he informed the district police officer Atiqullah Wazir about the two cars. The DPO directed the police to block all exit and entry points of the district and trace the suspected cars.

Police intercepted the two cars near Shahidan Chountra and arrested the eight suspects. They were taken to some holy man's guesthouse an undisclosed location for interrogation. Police claimed that all the eight belonged to North Wazoo and Bannu.

The arrested men were identified as Abdullah, Mohammad Tahir, Abdullah, Zakirullah and Irfan, residents of Bannu, and Zar Mohammad, Saifullah and Sharifullah, residents of Mir Ali, North Waziristan.

Meanwhile,
...back at the laboratory the smoke and fumes had dispersed, to reveal an ominous sight...
two young members of an internally displaced family of North Waziristan were killed when their cycle of violence fell into a ditch near Surdaag here on Thursday. They were identified as Atiqullah and Aamir Sohail, both residents of Miranshah
... headquarters of al-Qaeda in Pakistain and likely location of Ayman al-Zawahiri. The Haqqani network has established a ministate in centered on the town with courts, tax offices and lots of madrassas...
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