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[4 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

Reuters report in The News, Oct 4, 2017
WASHINGTON: In a Senate hearing on Tuesday, the top US military officer said he believed Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) directorate, had ties to militant groups.
“It is clear to me that the ISI has connections with terrorist groups,” Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), told the Senate Armed Services Committee. The Pakistan Embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The United States in 2012 designated the Pakistan-based Haqqani network as a terrorist organization.The …

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[14 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]

China has deployed fighter jets to Woody Island in the South China Sea, building up military hardware on an island in the disputed region, according to a US media source.
Satellite imagery from April 7, published by Fox News and verified by US defence officials on Tuesday, showed two Chinese Shenyang J-11 fighter jets on Woody Island.
The discovery of the jets and fire control system on Woody Island come as Australia participates in annual US-Philippines military exercises in the region.
There is also a fire-control radar system on the island, which makes …

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[14 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]

The US-led coalition fighting IS in Syria and Iraq has put the militant group on the defensive says President Barack Obama.
London: The US-led international military coalition’s bid to recapture Mosul from Islamic State will be a “difficult fight” and is still “some time away”, the official spokesman Colonel Steve Warren says.
In an interview with Fairfax Media, Operation Inherent Resolve’s official spokesman identified Mosul, north of Baghdad, as the next “big-ticket item” for international forces battling to destroy IS but foreshadowed more immediate and “intermediate” victories first.
Declaring IS a “losing team” …

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[5 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

RAWALPINDI: Security agencies are said to be tracking two brothers allegedly recruiting on behalf of the self-styled Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation in the twin cities.
 
Despite the interior minister’s protestations that IS has no foothold in the country, law enforcement agencies are well-aware of the activities of groups allegedly affiliated with the organisation popularly known by its Arabic acronym, Daesh.
 
A recent intelligence report, circulated by the Punjab Home Department, warns that IS sympathisers have currently embarked on a recruitment drive, saying that IS propaganda and video CDs bearing footage of …

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[5 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

Faisalabad: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanullah revealed that according to investigations around 100 people have gone to Iraq and Syria to join ISIS. He was talking to the media in Faisalabad.

The minister further stated that numbers from other provinces are in thousands. “Our security agencies are working really hard to curb this disease,” he said. “We will not let in spread in Punjab or Pakistan,” he claimed.

“The People arrested from Daska have told us that they used to be workers of Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD),” the minister told the media. “But JuD …

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[1 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

PARIS — Since the devastating Nov. 13 attacks in Paris, the French police have offered only a fragmentary outline of their response and of how they deployed antiterror teams and other forces. The somberness and solidarity in the weeks since have muted public criticism. No review of the police’s performance has been announced.
Yet accounts from survivors and police officials, as well as the analysis of outside experts, make clear that there were substantial periods when the terrorists operated with little or no hindrance from the authorities, and that France’s top-heavy …

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[16 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

REPORT   in Dawn, November 16th, 2015
ISLAMABAD: A lack of progress on the National Action Plan (NAP) to counter terrorism in the wake of the Army Public School massacre was just one of many reasons behind the civil-military tensions that boiled over last week.
In background conversations with Dawn, military officials and civilian leaders offered their own interpretations for the reasons behind a public spat between the government and the army.
Sources say that there have been a number of recent developments that have strained the ever-sensitive balance of power between the two …

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[23 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]

report in The News, October 23, 2015
PESHAWAR: The Afghan Taliban have rejected reports that they have made an alliance with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and made it clear that they don’t establish links or make alliances with groups operating outside Afghanistan.
Afghan Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid stressed that it wasn’t the policy of the Taliban’s Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan to interfere in the affairs of other countries or carry out joint activities with any group outside Afghanistan. “We do not have any alliance with the Pakistani Taliban,” he maintained while talking …

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[23 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]

The writer is Executive Director of Zcomms in Islamabad.
The rising activities of the self-styled Islamic State (Daesh) are posing a serious threat to the regional security in the Subcontinent. Pakistan’s Army Chief General Raheel Sharif’s recent address in London is an eye-opener.
“Daesh is a bigger threat than Al-Qaeda”, the army chief disclosed in his address at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), adding that some elements in Islamabad wanted to join up with Daesh.
General Raheel’s statement was a veiled acknowledgement of the potential threats Pakistan and the world could face …

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[25 Apr 2010 | One Comment | ]

By Myra MacDonald in the Reuters Blog
DAMADOLA: Despite initial military successes against the Pakistani Taliban in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, Pakistan is unlikely to move any time soon to dismantle the Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group. As I wrote in this analysis,  Pakistani security officials say the country has enough on its plate fighting militants on its Afghan border without opening a new front in Punjab province, where the LeT is based. They argue this could drive the LeT – which has been careful not to launch attacks within Pakistan itself …