|Russian military reveals who was behind attack on Turkish Army in Idlib|
|[ALMASDARNEWS] The head of the Russian reconciliation center, Rear Admiral Oleg Zhuravlev, revealed on Wednesday evening that the terrorist group behind the attack on the Army vehicle in Idlib was a foreign jihadist faction that is operating inside the governorate.According to Zhuravlev, the Russian military learned that the terrorist group behind the attack was the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP).|
...the Al Qaeda-linked Uighur jihadi group from western China formerly known as the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) and other names. It claims to want a caliphate in Xinjiang, and according to China committed 200+ jihadi attacks causing over 600 casualties between 1990 and 2001. In 1998 they moved their headquarters to Kabul under the protection of the Taliban, then after 9/11 moved to North Waziristan under the protection of Pakistan branch of the Taliban (TTP). There is a second branch in Syria, allied with Al Nusra and Turkey. Also, a TIP man sits on Al Qaeda’s executive leadership council, and another is emir of Al Qaeda’s military force in Pakistan’s FATA. This may explain why China feels so strongly about the need to correct the thinking of their countrymen who remained behind...
"According to the information received by the Russian Centre for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties, the of the Turkestan Islamic Party were involved in the attack, which activated IEDs during the movement of the military convoy near the ammunition depot of the terrorist group", Zhuravlev said.
Zhuravlev said the along the M-4 Highway (Aleppo-Latakia Highway) at 10:40 A.M.; he said they were conducting their daily patrol when happened.
"One soldier who received multiple shrapnel wounds as a result of and was evacuated to , died", Zhuravlev went on to say.
He did not reveal how the Russian military obtained this information.
The Ministry of Defense later confirmed the death of their soldier, while adding that another was hospitalized for minor wounds.
|Two soldiers martyred in North Waziristan|
|[The News (Pak)] Two personnel of security forces were martyred in an attack on a security check-post in the Eidak area in Mirali tehsil in Northdistrict on Thursday. Official sources said that unidentified attacked the forces check-post located on the main road in the Eidak area in Mirali tehsil. As a result, Havaldar Zafar and soldier Asif embraced martyrdom. No individual or group has for the attack.|
|Two Pakistani Soldiers, Nine Militants Killed In North Waziristan Clash|
|[RFE/RL] Pak military officials say at least two soldiers from and nine were killed in a late on April 25 near the border with Afghanistan.|
Pakistain's Inter-Services Public Relations, the military's media wing, said on April 26 that five Pak soldiers also in the clash that took place in the volatile tribal region of North .
It did not identify which group the were thought to be linked to.
According to Pak officials, security forces captured what they described as "an accomplice" of the and seized "a large cache" of weapons and explosives from a hideout used by the in North Waziristan.
Terrorists linked to al-Qaeda, the of the Afghan , and Pak have all been active in the region during the past decade.
The Pak military managed to push out of their border-region strongholds through a series of offensives since 2014. But continue to stage surprise attacks there.
The latest clash was the fifth between security forces and in the area within the past month.
That has reinforced concerns that the may be trying to regroup in their former strongholds in Pakistain.
|2 soldiers martyred during operation on terrorist hideout in North Waziristan|
|Banners hailing Musharraf appear on major Faisalabad thoroughfares|
|[ARYNEWS.TV] : Banners hailing the services of the former military ruler General retd for the country appeared on main thoroughfares in Faisalabad, ARY NEWS reported on Saturday.|
The banners appeared at the Mall Road, University Road, Serena Road and FIC Road and were put up by Pakistain (PTI) leaders, Minister Chaudhry Zaheer Ud Din and other religious and social organizations.
The banners depicted the photos of Pervez Musharraf in military uniform with slogans in his favour.
Some of the banners were inscribed with slogans including How military leader could be termed traitor and we loved you before and even today.
Raising concerns over the detailed verdict released by Special Court in high treason case against General (r) Musharraf on December 19, Pakistain army’s spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor said that Prime Minister and COAS Bajwa had spoken in detail over the verdict.
"The army chief met the prime minister and conveyed the sentiments of the armed forces to him," he added while addressing a at General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi.
He said that Pakistain army has restored peace in the country after rendering matchless sacrifices and it would not allow anyone to spread anarchy in the motherland, ARY News reported on Thursday.
"All internal and external enemies of Pakistain will not succeed in their malicious intentions."
|1 FC personnel martyred, 2 injured in exchange of fire with terrorists in North Waziristan|
|[DAWN] One (FC) soldier was martyred and two others on Sunday in an exchange of fire with after they raided an FC checkpost in North , a statement by the military's media wing said.|
According to a statement by Director General Inter Services Public Relations Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, " raided an FC post in North Waziristan district near the Pak-Afghan border".
"During the exchange of fire, two ," said Maj Gen Ghafoor.
|Russian warplanes kill several foreign jihadists as Syrian troops attempt to advance to Kabani|
|[ALMASDARNEWS] The Russian Air Force unleashed another powerful attack on the northeastern countryside of the Latakia this week, as their warplanes wiped out several sites belonging to the jihadist rebels.|
According to an army source, the Russian Air Force carried out more than 30 s between the jihadist strongholds of Jisr al-Shughour, Kabani, and al-Sirmaniyeh.
The source said these Russian airstrikes primarily targeted the bases and hideouts of the foreigner-led Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP),
At the same time as these Russian strikes, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a big attack on the southern axis of Kabani in a bid to retake the Zuwayqat Mountains.
A source from the 4th Armored Division told al-Masdar News that their troops were able to secure a small advance, but they have since halted their advance in order to weaken the jihadist defenses with missiles and artillery.
The Kabani axis in northeastern Latakia has proven to be one of the most difficult fronts for the Syrian Army, as the jihadist rebels of the Turkestan Islamic Party and Hay’at (HTS) have concentrated a large portion of their in this area.
|2 FC personnel martyred, as many injured in gun attack on FC vehicle in DI Khan|
|[DAWN] Two (FC) officers were martyred on Tuesday when unknown opened fire on an FC convoy in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa's district, said police.|
The incident occurred in the Bacha Abad area of the Kulachi tehsil.
According to District Police Officer (DPO) DI Khan Dilawar Bangash, the FC personnel were on their way to their check post in Loni area when "unidentified armed terrorists" attacked them near Qasim river.
"As a result two FC personnel were martyred and two sustained injuries," said DPO Bangash, adding, "A rickshaw driver also died in the attack."
The DPO said that after "responsive firing" by the personnel, the escaped.
The injured FC personnel were shifted to the hospital. The site of the attack was sealed off by security forces and a search operation was launched.
|2 new polio cases in Lakki Marwat, 1 in Harnai bring total to 76 this year|
|[DAWN] Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa's Lakki Marwat district on Sunday reported two new cases of and 's Harnai district reported one, bringing the country's total this year to 76.|
The two victims from Lakki Marwat ‐ a seven-year-old girl and a 21-month-old boy ‐ are residents of the Sarai Naurang tehsil, a report released by the Emergency Operation Centre said.
According to the EOC, both affected children had not been administered the polio vaccine.
|Arrested HujiB leader met Osama bin Laden|
|[Dhaka Tribune] Harkat-ul Jihad al-Islami Bangladesh (B) leader Mohammad Atiqullah, an Afghan-war returnee, met al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan during the war that started in 2001.|
Atiqullah, who was arrested in Dhaka on Wednesday, had multiple meetings with top leaders, including Laden, , and Ayman al- , according to police.
Bin Laden, who ordered the September 11 attacks in 2001, was killed by US forces during a raid in , Pakistain, in May 2011.
On Wednesday evening, the Dhaka Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit picked up Atiqullah, alias Asadullah, alias Zulfiqar, 49, and two of his associates, Mohammad Borhan Uddin Rabbani, 42, and Mohammad Nazim Uddin, alias Shamim, 43, from a playground near Boro Mosque in Nikunja 2.
During interrogation, Atiqullah told them about his meetings with bin Laden and other leaders and his ties to al-Qaeda, according to CTTC sources.
Informed that several HuJIB men had gathered at a playground for a secret meeting, a CTTC team conducted a raid there, said Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Deputy Commissioner (Media) Masudur Rahman,on Thursday.
He also said Atiqullah was an organizing secretary of the committee of HuJIB formed by Mufti Hannan in 1996, and was later assigned to oversee the Baitul Mal and International Relations Department of the organization.
CTTC sources said that during the tenure of the last caretaker government, he went into hiding in and visited Pakistain multiple times for activities.
in primary interrogation, police learned that Atiqullah has connections with groups in other countries, including Pakistain, United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia, sources at the CTTC said.
A CTTC official related to the investigation said Atiqullah also told police that he is a bomb specialist. After being exiled abroad for long, he returned to Bangladesh in March this year, and had been trying to contact old members of the outfit to reorganize it.
He also had been trying to recruit new members to speed up HuJIB's activities in the upcoming days, he said.
The CTTC official said Atiqullah also made organizational visits to various places across the country, and raised money from both domestic and foreign sources, to mobilize the organization.
Najim, one of two other persons arrested besides Atiqullah, is a secretary of the HuJIB Dhaka Metropolitan South unit, while the other person arrested, Rabbani was given the responsibility of handling Feni district.
Recently, the three, Atiqullah, Najim, and Rabbani, were trying to reorganize the group, focusing on India's and Rohingya issues, said the official.
DC Masudur Rahman said a case has been filed in this connection with Khilkhet under the Anti-Terrorism Act.
|Pakistan Army major, sepoy martyred in IED explosion near Afghan border: ISPR|
|[DAWN] A major and a sepoy of the Pakistain Army were martyred in an improvised (IED) explosion near the in Mohmand tribal district, the military's media wing said on Friday.|
Maj Adeel Shahid and Sepoy Faraz Hussain "fell victim to an IED planted by from across the border", the director general of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) tweeted.
The squad under the martyred officer was supervising fencing work in an area "which carried [a] critical infiltration route", the ISPR added.
Maj Adeel belonged to while Sepoy Faraz hailed from Kotli district of Azad Jammu and The incident comes less than a week after four soldiers of the Army were martyred and one other was injured in two separate incidents of firing by near the Afghan border.
The first of those incidents had occurred in North tribal district, where miscreants had opened fire on a routine patrolling party of security forces near the Abba Khel area of Spinwam tehsil, claiming the life of Sepoy Akhtar Hussain, 23. Two miscreants were also killed in the subsequent exchange of fire.
The banned Tehrik-e- Pakistain (TTP) had for the ambush.
In the second incident in Dir, suspected had opened fire from across the Pak-Afghan border on Pak troops who were busy in border fencing. Three soldiers were martyred.
|Militant attacks kill four soldiers in Pakistan|
|[AlAhram] Four Pak soldiers were killed in two different attacks in northwestern tribal regions near the Afghan border, the military said Saturday.|
The incidents happened late Friday night in North and Dir, where several military operations have been launched in recent years against homegrown and foreign s.
"Miscreants opened fire on a routine patrolling party of security forces near the Abba Khel area of North Waziristan, killing a soldier. In an exchange of fire, two miscreants were also killed," the military said in a statement.
Separately, it said three soldiers guarding a fence on the border with Afghanistan were killed and another was injured "when from across the border opened fire on them in Dir town".
launched a massive operation in 2014 to wipe out bases in North Waziristan and end a near decade-long insurgency that has cost thousands of lives.
Violence in Pakistain has declined following the military offensives in the region, but groups are still able to carry out deadly attack