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Afghanistan
13 key ISIS leaders killed in MOAB bombing in East of Afghanistan
2017-04-20
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least thirteen key leaders of the 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....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group offshoot loyalists were killed in the US Arclight airstrike in eastern 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 of Afghanistan, involving the GBU-43 bomb.

The Ministry of Defense deputy front man Mohammad Radmanish said the Indian, Pak, and Tajik nationals are among those killed.

He said the 13 ISIS leaders killed in the Arclight airstrike were key members of the terrorist group.

In the meantime, sources privy of the development have said the senior ISIS leaders killed in the Arclight airstrike have been identified as Mumtaz and Afsar from Orakzai agency of Pakistain, former 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...
leader Shahidullah Shahid and another holy warrior of the same group Omran.

The sources further added that the other leaders killed in the raid have been identified as Aftab, a resident of Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

province of Pakistain, and Mohammad and Alogita from India.

A Tajikistan holy warrior identified as Sediqi, Noorak, Hamid, and Haji Saeed, residents of Afghanistan were also killed in the Arclight airstrike.

The bomb was dropped around 7:30 pm local time on Thursday, a move which was widely welcomed by the local residents and tribal elders of Nangarhar.

A number of the tribal elders appeared in a gathering after the Arclight airstrike was conducted on Friday and urged for further strikes to clear the province from the presence of ISIS holy warriors.

The Ministry of Defense Chief of Staff Gen. Murad Ali Murad said earlier this week that the number of the holy warriors killed in the Arclight airstrike has reached to 95.

Speaking during a presser on Sunday, Gen. Murad said the corpse count could rise as the clearance operation is underway after the bomb was dropped

The Arclight airstrike has resulted into the elimination of the strategic hideout of the terrorist group in Nangarhar, Gen. Muad said, adding that the civilians did not suffer any casualties.

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Afghanistan
Daesh, Taliban rise in east Afghanistan angers locals
2015-07-17
[AA.TR] Afghans in the country's troubled eastern 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 expressed their anger on Thursday about a surge in militancy they have witnessed in recent months.

Lying between the capital Kabul
...the capital of Afghanistan. Home to continuous fighting from 1992 to 1996 between the forces of would-be strongman and Pak ISI/Jamaat-e-Islami sock puppet Gulbuddin Hekmayar and the Northern Alliance, a period which won Hek the title Most Evil Man in the World and didn't do much for the reputations of the Northern Alliance guys either....
and the restive Pakistain border, the province has seen an uptick in violence in recent months with a growing presence of fighters claiming to represent the Syria-based Death Eater group Daesh.

The new group's presence has sparked violent festivities with the Taliban and invited a campaign of U.S. drone strikes aimed at wiping it out.

Local elders gathered in the picturesque provincial capital Jalalabad and met with a delegation from the upper house of parliament, the Masharano Jirga, to send a unanimous message about their concerns to the central government in Kabul.

Abdul Basir Sabawoon, a local community elder, said it was a "war-like" situation in some of the border districts and that the government should be consulting local representatives about how to act.

Sabawoon criticized the senate delegation for "being confined to the Royal Palace and traveling in VIP convoys that give very little understanding about the realities."

While the parliamentary delegation's head Dr. Zalmay Zabuli claimed the security situation was not as bleak as portrayed in the press another member, Senator Lutfullah Baba, held the opposite view, claiming the security forces had lost control of several districts to Death Eaters.

"One day hard boyz cross over from Pakistain with Daesh flags and dictate terms over locals, the next day Talibs come from the same place and spread terror," Baba claimed, suggesting that the hard boyz sheltered across the border in Pakistain.

U.S. drone strikes in Nangarhar have killed more than 100 Taliban and Daesh hard boyz in the past week.

According to Afghanistan's intelligence agency the National Directorate for Security, the chief of Daesh in Afghanistan Hafiz Saeed
...founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba and its false-mustache offshoot Jamaat-ud-Dawa. The United Nations declared the JuD a terrorist organization in 2008 and Hafiz Saeed a terrorist as its leader. Hafiz, JuD and LeT are wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Pak intel apparatus, so that amounted to squat...
Khan, his second-in-command and another big shot, the former Pak Taliban front man Shahidullah Shahid were all killed in the drone strikes.

Last week press freedom advocates Reporters Without Borders claimed that regions like Nangarhar and neighboring Badakshan were becoming "black holes" for information because hard boyz were threatening journalists.
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Afghanistan
Daesh Fighters Flee to Mountains After Commanders Eliminated: Muslimyar
2015-07-13
[Tolo News] Daesh fighters in Afghanistan's eastern province of 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..
have reportedly escaped to mountains after certain senior commanders of the group were eliminated over the past few days, Chairman of Senate Fazl Hadi Moslemyar said.

Expressing deep concerns over recent activities of Daesh in Nangarhar, Moslemyar stated on Sunday that the recent Arclight airstrikes against Daesh had considerably restricted the group in the eastern province.

Hafiz Saeed, chief of the Daesh affiliate group in Afghanistan, or the so-called Khurasan, was recently killed in an air strike in Nangarhar, the Afghan intelligence agency said on Saturday.

Saeed, who was a former leader of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP) before pledging allegiance to Daesh, was killed along with 30 others in the air strike in Achin district of Nangarhar.

However,
if you can't say something nice about a person some juicy gossip will go well...
the group is now said to have been dispersed as the fighters hiding into the mountains.

"Daesh have suffered huge a loss as a result of recent Arclight airstrikes, fighting with the Taliban and special raids by the Afghan forces," Moslemyar said. "These fighters are now fleeing to the mountains."

Saeed's killing was the third and the biggest attack against Daesh in less than a week after Gull Zaman, the group's number 2 in Afghanistan, was killed along with his deputy, Jahanyar, in a drone strike in the same district.

Also, Mawlavi Shahidullah Shahid, a former Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP) front man and the first one to pledge allegiance to Daesh in Afghanistan, was killed last week in a similar attack in Nangarhar. TTP sacked him last year in October after he sworn allegiance to Daesh along with five other commanders of the group.

Meanwhile,
...back at the barn, Bossy's udder had begun to ache...
the governor of Nangarhar, Salim Khan Kunduzi, accused Pak terror groups of backing Daesh in Afghanistan.

"Terrorists are flocking to Afghanistan from across the border to help Daesh," Kunduzi stated.

Daesh, which has seized large cities in Iraq and Syria, have been dramatically growing in Afghanistan as scores of Taliban and other Death Eaters have sworn allegiance to the bad boy group.

Recently, the Ministry of Interior Affairs (MoI) announced the establishment of a joint unit aimed at heightening coordination among security institutions to more effectively combat Daesh affiliates in Afghanistan.
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Afghanistan
Afghanistan says US strikes destroy its Islamic State branch
2015-07-12
[RUDAW.NET] Afghanistan said Saturday that recent US Arclight airstrikes it assisted destroyed the top leadership of a fledging 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....
affiliate there, potentially striking a major blow to an Lion of Islam group already targeted by local Taliban fighters.

While US officials declined to confirm it, Afghan authorities said an American Arclight airstrike Friday killed Islamic State affiliate leader Hafeez Sayeed and more than 30 other murderous Moslems. That comes after Afghan officials earlier said another US Arclight airstrike killed the affiliate's second-highest official, Gul Zaman, and six others, including a former Pak Taliban front man named Shahidullah Shahid who earlier had joined the group.
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India-Pakistan
IS versus Taliban
2015-07-12
[THEFRIDAYTIMES] On July 5, the Death Eaters of IS warned local farmers in the eastern 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 to stop cultivating opium. They also reportedly slapped some local smokers and those using 'naswar', a famous tobacco snuff consumed by Pashtuns around the world.

On January 27, on Pak side of the Durand Line, an important Pak Taliban leader, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed Khan, announced his allegiance to Al Baghdadi and reportedly took charge as the emir of IS in Pakistain and Afghanistan. Some disgruntled Taliban groups like Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain's Mehmond chapter, and the former TTP front man Shahidullah Shahid, also announced allegiance to the IS chief -- a new claimant for the title Ameerul Momineen, which was previously claimed by Mullah Umar.
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India-Pakistan
Pakistan's top militant commanders
2015-07-10
Useful information about a bunch of baddies, eighteen in all, with pictures of some of them.
[DAWN] Mullah Fazlullah
...son-in-law of holy man Sufi Mohammad. Known as Mullah FM, Fazlullah had the habit of grabbing his FM mike when the mood struck him and bellowing forth sermons. Sufi suckered the Pak govt into imposing Shariah on the Swat Valley and then stepped aside whilst Fazlullah and his Talibs imposed a reign of terror on the populace like they hadn't seen before, at least not for a thousand years or so. For some reason the Pak intel services were never able to locate his transmitter, much less bomb it. After ruling the place like a conquered province for a year or so, Fazlullah's Talibs began gobbling up more territory as they pushed toward Islamabad, at which point as a matter of self-preservation the Mighty Pak Army threw them out and chased them into Afghanistan...

A Yousufzai from Swat, he took charge as the head of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain after the death of Hakimullah Mehsud in a drone strike in November 2013.

He is currently heading the TTP faction often referred to as "TTP central" in intelligence circles.


He controlled large parts of the Malakand division for nearly three years before escaping to Afghanistan in 2009 following a military operation.

Fazlullah has been the criminal mastermind behind various high profile attacks including the brutal 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.
school attack as well as the killing of GoC Swat
...a valley and an administrative district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistain, located 99 mi from Islamabad. It is inhabited mostly by Pashto speakers. The place has gone steadily downhill since the days when Babe Ruth was the Sultan of Swat...
Major General Sanaullah Khan Niazi.

He maintains good relations with the Afghan Taliban.

Affiliated with: Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP)


Maulana Asim Umar
...chief of al-Qaeda's Sharia Committee for Pakistain, named head of al-Qaeda in India. His video appearances are frequently accompanied by clips of al Qaeda's senior propagandist in Pakistan, Ahmad Farooq. Umar the author of The Army of Anti-Christ: Blackwater, Documentation of the Dreadful Terrorist Activities of America's Blackwater in Islamic Countries...
The head of Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and the first Deobandi to lead an Al-Qaeda franchise.

He has studied 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...
and also taught at seminaries there.

He has authored several books on subjects such as doomsday, the Anti-Christ, and Freemasons, etc.

He is well-connected with various Deobandi and Salafi scholars and enjoys a good reputation in various religious circles.

Affiliated with: Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS)


Sirajuddin Haqqani
Commonly known as "Khalifa Sahib", he heads what the US refers to as the Haqqani Network, which is in fact a group fighting under the direct command of Mullah Omar
... a minor Pashtun commander in the war against the Soviets who made good as leader of the Taliban. As ruler of Afghanistan, he took the title Leader of the Faithful. The imposition of Pashtunkhwa on the nation institutionalized ignorance and brutality in a country already notable for its own fair share of ignorance and brutality...
His fighters are some of the best-trained holy warriors in this region, and have carried out a number of high profile attacks in Afghanistan.

Sirajuddin Haqqani's step mother is a Yemeni, and he maintains close ties with Al Qaeda.

When questioned about the TTP, he has referred to them as "our brothers".

He was a close friend of former TTP chief Hakimullah Mehsud.

Affiliated with: Haqqani Network, TTP, Al-Qaeda


Hafiz Saeed Khan Orakzai
He had previously served as a TTP commander in 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...
He parted ways with the TTP and joined His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
...formerly merely the head of ISIL and a veteran of the Bagram jailhouse. Looks like a new messiah to bajillions of Moslems, like just another dead-eyed mass murder to the rest of us...
's "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....
" (IS).

In January this year, he was appointed as a representative of IS in Pakistain through an audio announcement Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, the official front man of IS.

A report says he was killed in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) kaboom earlier this year.

Affiliated with: TTP, IS


Umar Khalid Khurasani
...intel chief of the Jamaatul Ahrar TTP splinter group, or whatever it's calling itself these days...

One of the founding members of the TTP, Umar Khalid Khurasani (also known as 'Abdul Wali') is a poet and former journalist from Mohmand Agency
... Named for the Mohmand clan of the Sarban Pahstuns, a truculent, quarrelsome lot. In Pakistain, the Mohmands infest their eponymous Agency, metastasizing as far as the plains of Peshawar, Charsadda, and Mardan. Mohmands are also scattered throughout Pakistan in urban areas including Karachi, Lahore, and Quetta. In Afghanistan they are mainly found in Nangarhar and Kunar...
. Within organizational circles, he is known to be a formidable military commander and was one of the first in the TTP to execute opponents by slitting their throats.

He was the TTP Mohmand Chief and also held the additional charge of the Khyber Agency chapter for a brief period during which he orchestrated a bloody campaign against government-backed lashkars.

He parted ways with "TTP central" and is now the de-facto chief of the splinter group Jamatul Ahrar.

The group has now decided to reunite with TTP central.

Affiliated with: TTP, Jamatul Ahrar


Sheikh Khalid Haqqani
Hailing from the Swabi district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
(KP), he is the deputy head of "TTP central" and has also served as its Head of Shura (consultative committee).

A graduate of the Dar-ul-Uloom Haqqania in Akora Khattak, he is held in high esteem within the banned group as a "thoughtful religious scholar and a seasoned military commander".

He also authored a fatwa against Pak media, dividing them into different categories and legitimising the killing of some journalists.

Affiliated with: TTP


Muhammad Khurasani
Also known as Mufti Khalid Balti, he is the current head of media at "TTP central" as well as their official front man.

He spent many years in Karachi where he also taught at Jamia-tur-Rasheed. Muhammad Khurasani is fluent in Urdu, Arabic and Balti.

He is well-connected with many of the seminaries across the country and his personality is one of the reasons many students wish to join him in North Wazoo.

Affiliated with: TTP


Ehsanullah Ehsan
...formerly the front man for the Pak Taliban, now the lips and tongue of the Jamaatul Ahrar splinter group in Mohmand Agency...

Formerly the chief TTP front man, he was removed from the post after being accused of trying to sabotage relations with the Afghan Taliban, a charge he has termed baseless.

He is now the front man of Jamatul Ahrar.

After the reunification with TTP central, his new role is expected to be announced within the next few days.

Affiliated with: TTP, Jamatul Ahrar


Sheikh Maqbool Orakzai
He was previously known as Shahidullah Shahid and served as the chief front man of the TTP under Hakimullah Mehsud and then Mullah Fazlullah.

He parted ways with the TTP and pledged allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, head of IS.

He is a Salafi in orientation and maintains good contacts with Arab fighters.

Affiliated with: TTP, IS


Commander Abdul Jabbar
A close confidante of Mullah Umar, he currently heads Tehrik Ghalba-e-Islam and spends much of his time in Karachi.

His fighters have been actively engaged in Kandahar and Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
provinces of Afghanistan.

Publicly, he opposes rebellion against the Pak state and urges his men to focus on Afghanistan.

Affiliated with: Tehrik Ghalba-e-Islam


Ustad Ahmad Farooq
Also known as Abdullah Farooqi, he is effectively the second-in-command of Al-Qaeda in Pakistain and has been the propaganda chief of the group.

The group is now operating as Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS).

Most of the inner circle of Ustad Ahmad Farooq includes university graduates who had previously been associated with Islami Jamaat-e-Talaba
...The Islamic Students' Organization: the student wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami, where young Moslems are trained into the arts of street fighting...
(IJT), the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami
...The Islamic Society, founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, aka The Great Apostosizer. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh but has operated an independent branch there since 1975. It maintains close ties with international Mohammedan groups such as the Moslem Brotherhood. the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. The Jamaat's objectives are the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. It is distinguished by its xenophobia, and its opposition to Westernization, capitalism, socialism, secularism, and liberalist social mores...
(JI).

A powerful orator, he is fluent in Urdu, Arabic, English and Punjabi.

Affiliated with: Al-Qaeda in Pakistain, IJT, JI


Asmatullah Muavia
He has previously headed the "Punjabi Taliban", an alliance consisting primarily of Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

based sectarian Death Eaters.

Taliban sources claim that a few weeks before the launch 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!)...
, Muavia surrendered himself at Razmak Fort in North Waziristan and announced that he would restrict his Death Eater activities to Afghanistan.

He released a statement arguing that because of the infighting within the TTP and the changing regional situation, his group will only engage in propagation activities in Pakistain.

Affiliated with: TTP


Khan Saeed
Also known as "Sajna", he leads one of the more influential Mehsud factions of the Taliban.

Based in South Waziristan, he maintains a strong footprint in Karachi.

A number of Mehsud transporters and other businessmen take their disputes to him.

Affiliated with: TTP


Adnan Rasheed
Formerly a technician with the Pakistain Air Force (PAF), he was convicted as one of the planners behind an liquidation attempt on the then army chief and president Pervez Perv Musharraf
... former dictator of Pakistain, who was less dictatorial and corrupt than any Pak civilian government to date ...
He was freed by the TTP in an audacious raid on Bannu jail, along with nearly 300 others.

He currently leads the Ansaar-al-Aseer (helpers of prisoners), a unit that focuses on freeing Talibs in prison.

Affiliated with: PAF, Ansaar-al-Aseer, TTP


Qazi Hammad
He was the 'chief justice' of the TTP.

He is known for addressing internal disputes taken to his court.

Qazi Hammad now part of Jamatul Ahrar.

Affiliated with: Jamatul Ahrar, TTP


Maulana Saleh Qassam
Editor of 'Ihyae Khilafat', Jamatul Ahrar's monthly magazine.

Affiliated with: Jamatul Ahrar


Mufti Hassan Swati
Former TTP commander who maintains a strong footprint in Peshawar and adjoining areas.

He left the TTP a few months ago and joined Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's IS.

A number of cases had been filed against him at the TTP's court 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...
, accusing him of extortion and intimidating those who had refused to pay.

Affiliated with: TTP, IS


Mangal Bagh
...a former bus driver, now head of the Deobandi bandido group Lashkar-e-Islam and the Terror of Khyber Agency...

He hails from the Bara area of Khyber agency and is a member of the Afridi tribe.

He took charge of Khyber agency based Lashkar-e-Islam
...a group of Islamic bandidos infesting Khyber Agency. It's headed by a former bus driver....
around 2006 from Mufti Munir Shakir and has fought several battles with pro-government rustics.

Mangal Bagh has also been involved in the drug trade, running a network in Karachi.

Traditionally his focus has been on territorial control and furthering his business interests.

However,
it's easy to be generous with someone else's money...
some TTP members claim that his stance is getting increasingly ideological.

His group has now forged a formal alliance with the TTP.

Affiliated with: Lashkar-e-Islam, TTP

Jamatul Ahrar, a former splinter group of the TTP has announced its reunification with the TTP.

Khyber Agency-based Lashkar-e-Islam headed by Mangal Bagh has also decided to merge with the TTP. The three have announced that they will now operate under the name of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain.

Prior to the split, Jamatul Ahrar had largely operated as the Mohmand chapter of the TTP.

According to TTP chief front man, Muhammad Khurasani, the group will announce its new structure within the next few days.
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Afghanistan
Former Taliban spokesman killed in drone attack
2015-07-10
[ARABNEWS] The Afghan intelligence agency on Thursday said a third top Daesh commander in Afghanistan was killed in a US drone strike in the country's east this week.

Shahidullah Shahid, a former front man of the Pak Taliban who defected to Daesh and was operating in Afghanistan, was killed along with five turbans on Tuesday, an official said.

"He wanted to expand IS operation in the country and with his death, it will have an impact on their activities," Hasib Sediqi, front man for the Afghanistan National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS), told Rooters.

Shahid was killed in the same strike that killed Daesh number two in Afghanistan Gul Zaman, along with 49 turbans in the eastern Achin district of 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 where Daesh turbans have recently gained ground after pushing out the Taliban. One other commander was also killed.

Bordering lawless areas inside Pakistain, Nangarhar is one of the provinces where Daesh turbans are most active.

Daesh loyalists, mostly former Taliban disillusioned by the movement's unsuccessful bid to return to power in Kabul
...the capital of Afghanistan. Home to continuous fighting from 1992 to 1996 between the forces of would-be strongman and Pak ISI/Jamaat-e-Islami sock puppet Gulbuddin Hekmayar and the Northern Alliance, a period which won Hek the title Most Evil Man in the World and didn't do much for the reputations of the Northern Alliance guys either....
, are often accompanied by dozens of foreign foreigners, hoisting black flags in several districts in the province.

A small but increasing number of mostly ex-Talibs are pledging allegiance to Daesh in Afghanistan, making them a target of deadly strikes there by the US unmanned aircraft.
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India-Pakistan
Fazlullah's arrest warrants reissued in Karachi airport attack case
2015-03-16
[NATION.PK] The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) today postponed the hearing of 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...
airport attack case and reissued the arrest warrants of at least nine criminals, including Mullah Fazlullah
...son-in-law of holy man Sufi Mohammad. Known as Mullah FM, Fazlullah had the habit of grabbing his FM mike when the mood struck him and bellowing forth sermons. Sufi suckered the Pak govt into imposing Shariah on the Swat Valley and then stepped aside whilst Fazlullah and his Talibs imposed a reign of terror on the populace like they hadn't seen before, at least not for a thousand years or so. For some reason the Pak intel services were never able to locate his transmitter, much less bomb it. After ruling the place like a conquered province for a year or so, Fazlullah's Talibs began gobbling up more territory as they pushed toward Islamabad, at which point as a matter of self-preservation the Mighty Pak Army threw them out and chased them into Afghanistan...
and Shahidullah Shahid.

According to the details, at least three criminals, Sarmad Siddique, Nadeem and Asif Zaheer were incarcerated
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
earlier. The ATC has forwarded the cases against these criminals regarding possession of illegal weapons to the Sessions Court. They are also accused of having assisted the murderous Moslems in the attack on the airport. The Sindh Home Department has requested the court to hold hearing of the case in jail as the case is highly sensitive.
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India-Pakistan
TTP chief, others declared POs in airport attack case
2015-01-17
[DAWN] An antiterrorism court asked the police on Thursday to initiate proceedings of proclamation and attachment of property of banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain chief Mullah Fazlullah
...son-in-law of holy man Sufi Mohammad. Known as Mullah FM, Fazlullah had the habit of grabbing his FM mike when the mood struck him and bellowing forth sermons. Sufi suckered the Pak govt into imposing Shariah on the Swat Valley and then stepped aside whilst Fazlullah and his Talibs imposed a reign of terror on the populace like they hadn't seen before, at least not for a thousand years or so. For some reason the Pak intel services were never able to locate his transmitter, much less bomb it. After ruling the place like a conquered province for a year or so, Fazlullah's Talibs began gobbling up more territory as they pushed toward Islamabad, at which point as a matter of self-preservation the Mighty Pak Army threw them out and chased them into Afghanistan...
, then front man for the TTP Shahidullah Shahid and six others 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...
airport attack case.

Sarmad Siddiqui, Asif Zaheer and Nadeem, alias Burger alias Mullah, were jugged
You have the right to remain silent...
in October for allegedly providing logistical support, funds and weapons to around 10 attackers who stormed Karachi airport in June last year and were killed in a swift operation by government security forces.

Judge Bashir Ahmed Khoso of the ATC-I asked the investigating officer to initiate proceedings against the absconders under Sections 87 (proclamation for persons absconding) and 88 (attachment of property of person absconding) of the criminal procedure code when the IO submitted that the warrants issued by the court against them were not executed as their whereabouts were unknown. The court told the IO to complete the process and submit a report by Jan 26.

The investigation officer had charge-sheeted the three detained suspects and shown Fazlullah and Shahidullah Shahid, who were named in the FIR as the outlawed TTP grabbed credit for the attack, Malik Mumtaz Awan, Asim Sharif, Abdul Rasheed Siddiqui, Akhtar, alias Plumber, Iqbal, alias Thekedar, and Abdullah Baloch as absconding accused in the case.

According to the prosecution, around 10 heavily armed gunnies stormed Karachi airport on the night of June 8 and were killed by army commandos and personnel of other security forces during an operation lasting about five hours. Around 25 people, including personnel of the Airport Security Force, police and Rangers were also killed, it added. The police claimed that the detained suspects belonged to Al Qaeda and the TTP.
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India-Pakistan
Former Pakistani Taliban Militants Join IS, Video Shows
2015-01-12
[AnNahar]. An online video purportedly shows dozens of former murderous Moslems of the Pak Taliban pledging allegiance to the 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....
jihadist group and beheading a man they identified as a Pak soldier.

The video is bound to raise alarm bells over whether IS is tapping support within Pakistain and Afghanistan, a region awash with dozens of krazed killer groups.

Released on Twitter and other jihadi websites on Saturday, it shows influential former Pak Taliban front man Shahidullah Shahid and other murderous Moslems passing through a rugged mountainous area on horseback, waving IS flags.

Shahid already pledged allegiance to IS last October and was later sacked by the Pak Taliban.

"As you know, most of the attendees have pledged allegiance to the Caliphate before, and now we present a collective pledge of allegiance," Shahid told the krazed killers.

Shahid announced that commanders of ten krazed killer groups had chosen Hafiz Muhammad Saeed
...who would be wearing a canvas jacket with very long sleeves anyplace but Pakistain...
Khan from Pakistain's Orakzai tribal district as the new IS head for Afghanistan and Pakistain.

Saeed Khan was then seen taking a pledge of allegiance to IS leader His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
...formerly merely the head of ISIL and a veteran of the Bagram jailhouse. Looks like a new messiah to bajillions of Moslems, like just another dead-eyed mass murder to the rest of us...
.

The video also shows murderous Moslems beheading a man in military uniform who they claimed was a Pakistain soldier.

It was not clear where and when the video had been filmed nor could it be independently verified.

Leaflets calling for support for IS have been seen in parts of northwest Pakistain, and at least five Pak Taliban capos and three lesser cadres from the Afghan Taliban have pledged their backing.

Pro-IS slogans have appeared on walls in several cities in both countries and in Kabul University, where a number of students were jugged
You have the right to remain silent...
.

Pakistain has strengthened its own offensive against the Taliban since their attack on a military-run school on December 16 killed 150 people, 134 of them children.
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IS visits militants in Balochistan: Jundullah spokesman
2014-11-13
[DAWN] DERA ISMAIL KHAN: A front man for holy warrior group Jundullah on Wednesday claimed that a delegation from the 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 had visited the organization's leaders 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...
.

Jundullah front man Fahad Marwat said the visit took place this week in the Balochistan province. He said the purpose of visit by the Islamic State group was to see how it could work to unite various Pak holy warrior groups.

Jundullah is a branch of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP).

The TTP this week sacked its front man for announcing allegiance to the IS, which has captured large swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria and declared a self-styled caliphate, or Islamic empire, in the Middle East.

TTP considers Mullah Mohammad Omar as the Moslems' leader.

One of the major reasons holy warrior outfits are approaching the IS is due to the splint created within their network after a major military offensive, 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!)...
, and an intelligence-driven operation, Khyber-I, by the Pakistain's armed forces in parts of North Wazoo and Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

Jundullah is the same outfit that had grabbed credit for a deadly suicide kaboom on the Wagah border in Lahore, where more than 60 people were killed. Another TTP splinter group, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, had also grabbed credit for the attack.

Jundullah's front man had also said by telephone that the Wagah-border attack was a reaction to military's ongoing operation in the tribal region.

Earlier, the provincial government of Balochistan had conveyed a confidential report to the federal government and law enforcement agencies warning of increased footprints of IS, also known by the Arabic acronym Daish, in Pakistain.

"It has been reliably learnt that Daish has offered some elements of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
... a 'more violent' offshoot of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistain. LeJ's purpose in life is to murder anyone who's not of utmost religious purity, starting with Shiites but including Brelvis, Ahmadis, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Rosicrucians, and just about anyone else you can think of. They are currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of al-Qaeda ...
(LeJ) and Ahl-e-Sunnat Wai Jamat (ASWJ) to join hands in Pakistain. Daish has also formed a ten-member Strategic Planning Wing," the report from the Home and Tribal Affair Department of Balochistan had said.

The report further stated that the IS plans to attack military installations and government buildings in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
in retaliation to the army-led operations and also plans to target members of the Shia community.

The warning had come days after six top commanders of the outlawed TTP, including its now defunct front man Shahidullah Shahid, had announced their allegiance to IS's caliph Abu Bakar Al-Baghdadi.

Moreover, TTP chief for 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...
Saeed Khan, TTP chief for Kurram Agency
...home of an intricately interconnected web of poverty, ignorance, and religious fanaticism, where the laws of cause and effect are assumed to be suspended, conveniently located adjacent to Tora Bora...
Daulat Khan, TTP's Khyber Agency chief Fateh Gul Zaman, TTP's 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.
chief Mufti Hassan and TTP's Hangu chief Khalid Mansoor had also announced their allegiance to Abu Bakar Al-Baghdadi.

Wall-chalking has also begun to appear in support of IS in some cities of Pakistain, including 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...
and Khanewal.

However,
death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate...
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan
...Currently the Interior Minister of Pakistain. He is the senior leader of the Pak Moslem League (N) and a close aide to Nawaz Uncle Fester Sharif. He is noted for his vocal anti-American railing in the National Assembly. However (comma) Khan told the U.S. ambassador that he was in fact pro-American but he and the PML-N would have to be critical of US actions in order to remain publicly credible. Khan cited his wife and children's US citizenship as proof, which means he's lying to one side or the other and probably both. He wears a wig, but you probably guessed that. since hair doesn't grow naturally in that shape or texture...
on Tuesday ruled out the presence of IS in the country. "No organization of this name exists in Pakistain," he said while speaking to news hounds in Karachi.
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IS recruiting thousands in Pakistan, govt warned in 'secret' report
2014-11-09
[DAWN] The provincial government of 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...
has conveyed a confidential report to the federal government and law enforcement agencies warning of increased footprints of turban organization 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....
(IS), also known by the Arabic acronym Daish, in Pakistain.

The 'secret information report', a copy of which is available with DawnNews, is dated October 31, and states that IS has claimed to have recruited a massive 10 to 12,000 followers from the Hangu and Kurram Agency
...home of an intricately interconnected web of poverty, ignorance, and religious fanaticism, where the laws of cause and effect are assumed to be suspended, conveniently located adjacent to Tora Bora...
tribal areas.

"It has been reliably learnt that Daish has offered some elements of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
... a 'more violent' offshoot of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistain. LeJ's purpose in life is to murder anyone who's not of utmost religious purity, starting with Shiites but including Brelvis, Ahmadis, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Rosicrucians, and just about anyone else you can think of. They are currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of al-Qaeda ...
(LeJ) and Ahl-e-Sunnat Wai Jamat (ASWJ) to join hands in Pakistain. Daish has also formed a ten-member Strategic Planning Wing," the report from the Home and Tribal Affair Department of Balochistan says.

The report states that the IS plans to attack military installations and government buildings in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
in retaliation to the army-led 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!)...
operation in North Wazoo and also plans to target members of the minority Shia community.

The Balochistan government called for heightened vigilance and security measures in the province as well as the northwestern province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa to prevent and pre-empt such attacks.

It has moreover called for sensitising law enforcement agencies on the issue and an increased monitoring of LeJ members.

The warning comes days after six top commanders of the outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP), including its now defunct front man Shahidullah Shahid, have announced their allegiance to IS's caliph Abu Bakar Al-Baghdadi Al Qureshi Al-Hussaini..

The Taliban front man said he, along with TTP chief for 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...
Saeed Khan, TTP chief for Kurram Agency Daulat Khan, TTP's Khyber Agency chief Fateh Gul Zaman, TTP's 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.
chief Mufti Hassan and TTP's Hangu chief Khalid Mansoor, have announced their allegiance to Abu Bakar Al-Baghdadi.

Earlier in the week, Shahidullah Shahid was replaced by Mohammad Khurasani as the new TTP spokesperson

The Islamic State's presence has not been officially established so far.
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