FATA Archive

South Waziristan: US drones kill 26; most of them Uzbek Taliban / Al-Qaeda operatives..: S Waziristan: US drones attack toll reaches to 16 Updated at: 1140 PST, Saturday, February 14, 2009 WANA: The death toll of US missile attack in Ladha area of South Waizirstan has reached to 16. According to sources, US
Taliban’s Molvi Omar says that Taliban will destroy all schools in FATA: Are they foreign agents? Are they Pakistani nationals? Imran Khan wants Pakistan to have dialogue with Taliban. Should we have dialogue with creatures such as Mullah Omar, Baitullah Mehsud and Fazlullah? If they are foreign
Poland cancels visit of Pakistan senators. Polish officials charged that elements within the Pakistani government shared blame for the killing.: Daily Express… Poland cancels visit of Pak senators * Offers $290,000 bounty for killers of Polish hostage WARSAW/ISLAMABAD: Poland’s Senate on Tuesday called off a visit by Pakistani senators after their country’s
Taliban are not a unified group. It is an umbrella of sectarian terrorists, global jihadis and criminals.: Are they foreign agents…? Then, so must be the so called “shayukh-ul-Islam” who have sowed the very deep seeds of sectarian hatred and puritanism in our understanding and perspectives on Islam. Life in Orakzai Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Farhat
Mr. Holbrooke, in order to understand the situation in Pakistan, you need to have a grip on the Mullah-Military Alliance in Swat….: A dangerous trend — Talimand Khan Why has the security apparatus failed to cut the militants’ supply lines; how come random journalists can talk to Fazlullah but security forces are unable to track him down; and if the state’s
From Children of Gaza to Children of FATA and Swat: Taliban shelling kills 11 school children in Darra Adam Khel: Taliban shelling kills 14 civilians in Darra * Eyewitness says mortar landed on school minutes after classes ended Staff Report PESHAWAR: Fourteen civilians, including 11 schoolchildren, and a soldier were killed in a mortar attack by the Taliban in
Taliban claim responsibility for a suicide attack on a procession of Shia mourners in Dera Ghazi Khan.: A spokesman for the Taliban in Darra Adamkhel speaks to various media agencies: Taliban claim responsibility for a suicide attack on a procession of Shia mourners in D.G. Khan killing about 40 Shias. They also claim responsibility for an
Reviewing Pakistan- Afghanistan policy: Sunday, February 08, 2009 Lt-Gen (r) Talat Masood The US being a super power enjoys a unique status around the world and cannot be treated as any other country. For Pakistan US means even more, as no other country
President Zardari, please convince General Kayani that Taliban are no longer our natural allies; get rid of ‘strategic depth’ syndrome…: Reining in the militantsSunday, February 08, 2009 On his first visit to Peshawar since moving into the presidency, Asif Ali Zardari attended a series of detailed briefings at the Governor’s House and met with key provincial officials. At the
Lashkar-e-Jhangavi /Sipah-e-Sahaba involved in killing of Polish engineer in Pakistan: The following report suggests that the kidnapping and beheading of the Polish engineer was carried out by Lashkar-e-Jhangavi /Sipah-e-Sahaba, the local-sponsors of Al Qaeda and Taliban in Pakistan… Taliban Says It Killed a Polish Contractor in Pakistan By JANE
Poland says engineer held by Taliban believed dead; Taliban’s Sipah-e-Sahaba / Lashkar-e-Jhangavi wing involved…: There are confirmed reports that the Polish engineer kidnapped by the Taliban near the Pindi Sultani area of Attock on Sept 28 has been killed. His driver and two guards were shot dead at the time of his abduction.
‘Intense, focused and targeted’: The third phase of the military operations in Swat: ‘Intense, focused and targeted’Saturday, February 07, 2009by Rahimullah Yusufzai Unlike the earlier two phases of the military operations in Swat in 2007 and 2008, the latest one initiated in late January is being praised by the ANP-PPP government in
Pakistan cannot restore peace in Swat and FATA unless it hits the current leadership of (Pakistani) Taliban –:
Taliban torch 10 NATO supply trucks: Taliban torch 10 NATO supply trucks * Alternate route opened in Khyber * Security camp attacked in Landikotal By Sajid Ali and Sudhir Ahmad Afridi JAMRUD/LANDIKOTAL: Army engineers on Wednesday built a temporary alternate route for traffic, including NATO
Drone attacks on Pakistan – an analysis by Khurshid Nadeem:
Many people said that if the ISI was sincere with the Pakhtuns it must target-kill the entire Taliban leadership just like the Taliban did with elders: What Pakhtuns think Wednesday, January 28, 2009 Farhat Taj There are many Pakhtun who argue that some elite state intelligence agencies and the Taliban, as of Swat for example, are ‘natural allies’ and feed on each other. The Taliban
President Obama ‘orders Pakistan drone attacks’; also, why are drone attacks important?: (US Air Force/EPA) A Predator drone Tim Reid in Washington (Times Online, 23 January 2009) Missiles fired from suspected US drones killed at least 15 people inside Pakistan today, the first such strikes since Barack Obama became president and
Mohmand operation and the need to close down extremist seminaries in the NWFP: Mohmand operation Thursday, January 22, 2009 (The News) At least 60 militants are said to have died within the last 24 hours in Mohmand Agency, as troops continue operations intended to regain control over the tribal territory. In stepped
Pakistan’s sovereignty, America and the Taliban…: American drones and Taliban terrorism An important visit by the chief of US Central Command (CENTCOM), General David Petraeus, on Tuesday ended on a note of disagreement in Islamabad. President Asif Ali Zardari “expressed concern” over the US drone
Urgent Appeal: Sign this Petition to Save Girls Schools in Swat: ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-005-2009 The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) seeks for your support for a campaign in support of the female students in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. The campaign seeks the
Bajaur’s IDPs – stories of the silent victims of the Taliban brutalities….: Bajaur’s IDPs – our wretched of the earth Tuesday, January 20, 2009 Farhat Taj I spend a whole day with the internally displaced people, IDPs, from Bajaur in a camp near Peshawar. I went from tent to tent to
Pakistan army is failing to protect the Pakhtuns against the atrocities of the Taliban militants – Farhat Taj: The Pakhtun, the Taliban and ignorant outsidersThursday, January 15, 2009 Farhat Taj The Pakhtun are caught up in one of the most difficult times of their history. The Taliban are aggressively attacking their lives, livelihoods, culture and history. Pakistan
On the trail of Pakistan’s Taliban – The vast majority [of suicide bombers] came from just one tribe, the Mehsuds of central Waziristan, aged 16-20…: The authorities in Pakistan have often seemed in cahoots with home-grown terrorists. Not any more. Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark report from Islamabad and the border badlands as a new intelligence unit gets serious about tackling the bombers.
The Taliban Militants in Mohmand – manufactured by the ISI, versus the Pakistan Army; The story of the ‘reverse’ jihad: Militants in Mohmand Tuesday, January 13, 2009The fierce clash between militants and security forces in the Mohmand Agency, in which 40 militants and at least six troops were killed, offers evidence that the Taliban and other elements continue to
Declare FATA part of Afghan war theatre: CSIS: LAHORE: The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan have been ranked among the ‘most dangerous’ places in the world, according to the Press Trust of India that cited a report by a US think-tank – which has called
Two Qaeda Leaders including the mastermind of the Marriott Hotel Bombing Killed in U.S. Strike in Pakistan: By ERIC SCHMITTJanuary 8, 2009 WASHINGTON — An American missile strike on Jan. 1 in Pakistan’s tribal areas killed two senior leaders of Al Qaeda, including one militant suspected of overseeing last September’s deadly suicide bombing at a Marriott
The estbailshment-Taliban connection: What do ordinary, informed Pakistanis think?: What do ordinary Paksitanis think about the role of the establishment and Mullahs in jihadi and sectarian (terrorist) activities within and outside Pakistan? Some
Taliban enforce sharia in parts of Orakzai Agency: (Supported by ISI? Where is the writ of the Pakistan Government?): Taliban enforce sharia in parts of Orakzai By Saboor Khan HANGU: Local Taliban announced to impose sharia and to ban cutting forest trees in several areas of Upper Orakzai Agency on Sunday, local sources said. The sources said the
Barbarians at the gate – by Ghazi Salahuddin: Sunday, December 21, 2008 There has been no dearth, for some time, of foreign experts and analysts who imply that Pakistan is becoming a failed state. That Nawaz Sharif should now have reasons to corroborate this assessment is surely
The time to stop the warlord Mangal Bagh is now before his militia in Khyber Agency becomes an all-Pakistan reality.: Khyber: trouble despite operation The Khyber Agency, crucial for the survival of Peshawar and for the maintenance of the NATO supply-line to Afghanistan, has been the most horribly convulsed area in Pakistan for many months. The disorder got so
Destruction of NATO trucks in Pakistan: Destruction of NATO trucks and trouble ahead While Pakistan awaits evidence from India so it can prove that it has the capacity to move against non-state actors threatening its writ and allegedly attacking other states in the region, another
A confusing policy on drone attacks – by Nasim Zehra: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 (The News) The gap is too obvious between what Pakistani government representatives state and what appears to be the reality. For example, the recent statements by the president and prime minister hoping that the Obama
Aligning regional security policies – By Khalid Aziz: Tuesday, November 25, 2008Khalid Aziz What was projected to occur within the next few weeks in my last article has come to pass already; the drones for the first time attacked a target inside the district of Bannu and
Rashid Rauf, a fugitive British militant, was killed in a US air strike in North Waziristan, a haven for militants and the Taleban: UK militant ‘killed in Pakistan’ (BBC News, 22 Nov 2008) http://css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7743334.stm Rashid Rauf escaped from police custody in Pakistan in 2007 A fugitive British militant linked to an alleged UK plot to use liquid bombs to blow up
How to end the conflict in FATA – by Dr. A Q Khan: How to end the conflict in FATA Random thoughts Wednesday, November 19, 2008 Dr A Q Khan No matter what one is thinking or what one is reading, one’s thoughts automatically focus on the ongoing “terrorism” and the law
Robocop meets Baitullah Mehsud. success will be achieved in Afghanistan if that country is managed as a tribal & traditional state – By Khalid Aziz.: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 During the past week or so, militants have carried out serious attacks in Peshawar and nearby Jamrud in Khyber agency. It included the unfortunate murder of development worker Stephen Vance, the kidnapping of an Iranian
An analysis of drone / missile attacks on Al-Qaeda and Taliban hideouts in Pakistan’s tribal areas. March-Nov 2008… Dawn, BBC, Daily Times Reports: 1. The majority of the USA drone attacks on Pakistan’s tribal areas are quite precise in hitting their targets, i.e. Uzbek, Arab, and other foreign and local militant training / operation centers in Pakistan’s tribal areas. (Read the news
Kidnappings of Afghan and Iranian diplomats as terrorist strategy – By Rahimullah Yusufzai and Daily Times: Kidnappings in NWFP – By Rahimullah Yusufzai Saturday, November 15, 2008 Our fourth-floor office in a tall building gave us a vantage position to watch the fireworks in the nearby Qayyum Stadium, named after the NWFP’s late chief minister
Aitzaz Ahsan explains his decisions: Association with the PPP; the pace of the Lawyers’ Movement; the Long March Dharna, and the war in FATA…: Aitzaz Ahsan explains his decisions in his email to Samad Khurram: Association with the PPP; the pace of the Lawyers’ Movement; The Long March Dharna, and the war in FATA… Dated: September 18th 2008. To: Samad Khurram, Harvard. My
Well done, Rehman Malik, for successful anti-terrorism operation in Swat, FATA and now against financial terrorists… By Asadullah Ghalib: Well done, Rehman Malik. We know most Taliban supporters are against you because of your successful planning of political negotiations as well as anti-terrorist operations in Swat, FATA and other parts of the country. We know that most anti-Pakistan