Home » Archive

Articles Archive for November 2015

AF-PAK /ISIS/TALIBAN, Afghanistan, Headline, Pakistan, Taliban, Talibanisation, Terrorism »

[27 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

By MUJIB MASHAL in The NY Times, Nov 27, 2015
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan — President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday visited Kunduz, the first Afghan city in 14 years to fall, briefly, under Taliban control, and used his visit to call for major security changes in the city and surrounding province. Mr. Ghani announced the dismissal of the provincial intelligence chief and an overhaul of the security leadership. And he delivered what he said was a final warning to the illegal militias in the area, whose long history of abuses turned Kunduz Province …

AF-PAK /ISIS/TALIBAN, Afghanistan, Taliban, Terrorism »

[27 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

Khaama Press, Nov 26 2015, 9:26 pm
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has assigned a delegation of high level government officials to launch an investigation regarding the alleged support the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) loyalists receive from the government.
A statement by ARG Presidential Palace said the delegation was assigned after deputy house speaker Mohammad Zahi Qadir claimed that the loyalists of the terror group are supported by the government.
The statement further added that the decree regarding the assignment of a delegation to investigate claims by deputy house speaker was …

AF-PAK /ISIS/TALIBAN, Afghanistan »

[27 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

Khaama Press, Nov 26 2015 at 1:38 pm
At least four militants belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group have been arrested from Paghman district of Kabul.
The Afghan Intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) said the suspects were arrested during a special military operation conducted by intelligence operatives.
A statement by NDS said the detained militants have been identified as Nisar Ahmad, Nabullah, Obaidullah and Syed Sohail who were recruited by ISIS commander Rafiullah.
The statement further added that Rafiullah is leading a group of 20 militants …

AF-PAK /ISIS/TALIBAN, Afghanistan, Headline, Pak Army, Taliban, Talibanisation, Terrorism »

[27 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

GHALLANAI: A soldier and four militants were killed in a clash that erupted after a group of Afghanistan-based militants stormed a post in Safi Tehsil of Mohmand Agency on Thursday, official sources said.
The sources said that dozens of militants attacked the Al-Ghazi Post in Sheikh Baba Gulono area in the Safi area of Mohmand Agency early in the day. They said security forces deployed at the post challenged the attackers triggering a gunbattle.
“One soldier and four militants were killed in the clash.
Five militants also sustained injuries in the clash that …

AF-PAK /ISIS/TALIBAN, Afghanistan, Featured, Pak Army, Pak Media comment, Pakistan, Taliban, Talibanisation, Terrorism »

[27 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

TERROR knows no boundaries and perhaps there is no better recent illustration of it than the US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan that allegedly killed dozens of militants whose bodies were buried in Pakistan.It is now widely acknowledged that the shrinking space for militants in Fata, particularly since the launch of Operation Zarb-i-Azb and the recent Khyber operations, caused many militants to decamp to eastern Afghanistan.It is also now an open secret that eastern Afghanistan has become a hotbed of both anti-Pakistan and anti-Afghan militancy.Furthermore, the inability of the Afghan …

Headline, Human Rights, Pakistan, Taliban, Talibanisation, Terrorism »

[27 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

By Jon Boone in The Guardian, Nov 26, 2015 at 17.37GMT
Islamabad: A founder of a Pakistani terror group has been shot dead in the middle of Lahore, in an incident that senior police sources privately admitted was a killing staged by the authorities.
Haroon Bhatti, who was extradited from Dubai in September, was killed while in police custody, along with three other members of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ). LeJ has a track record of attacks on Pakistan’s Shia minority, and intelligence officials feared it could join forces with Islamic State.
Lahore police said the …

Balochistan, Pak Media Report, Pakistan, Terrorism »

[27 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

Reuters in Dawn, November 27th, 2015
ISLAMABAD: Baloch separatists released a video on Thursday purporting to show that their leader Allah Nazar, who the government believed it had killed in a raid in August, was alive and leading the campaign.
The date of the video released by the banned Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) could not be independently verified, but BLF spokesman Miran Baloch said it was shot in Balochistan in November.
“For quite some time the government has been issuing propaganda about my death. This is a blatant lie,” said Mr Nazar, who …

China, Featured, Gilgit -Baltistan, Pakistan, Terrorism »

[27 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

The progress on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project has become subject to controversy in recent days as a tense hearing of the Senate Standing Committee on Communication about the project has been followed by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government loudly voicing its concerns over the allegedly Punjab-centric nature of CPEC. During the Senate Committee hearing from earlier this week, the committee’s head, Senator Daud Khan Achakazi, sarcastically dubbed the CPEC the ‘China Punjab Economic Corridor’ while noting that most of the developmental work was currently focused on the …

China, Gilgit -Baltistan, Headline, NOrthern Areas, Pak Media Report, Pakistan »

[27 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan has said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) should be planned and executed in a way to integrate and develop the backward and deprived areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Fata and Balochistan.
The PTI chairman regretted that while the corridor planned to run from Gwadar to Kashgar was aimed at bringing the underdeveloped areas of China on a par with other parts of that country, in Pakistan the planners were ignoring the deprived region.
The PTI chief asserted that instead of the eastern route which runs through Sindh …

China, Featured »

[27 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

By JANE PERLEZ and CHRIS BUCKLEY in The NY Times, Nov 27, 2015
BEIJING — China announced on Thursday that it would establish its first overseas military outpost and unveiled a sweeping plan to reorganize its military into a more agile force capable of projecting power abroad.
The outpost, in the East African nation of Djibouti, breaks with Beijing’s longstanding policy against emulating the United States in building military facilities abroad.
The Foreign Ministry refrained from describing the new installation as a military base, saying it would be used to resupply Chinese Navy …