United Nations, July 26
Pakistani nationals stay on the management ranges in terror teams equivalent to al-Qaida within the Indian Subcontinent, Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant — Khorasan and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, and lots of of them are but to be blacklisted, in response to a UN report.
The 26th report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team regarding ISIL, al-Qaida and related people and entities mentioned that in April and May, the Afghan particular forces carried out a sequence of countrywide operations and arrested the top of the ISIL-Okay Aslam Farooqi (often known as Abdullah Orokzai) and his predecessor Zia ul-Haq (often known as Abu Omar Khorasani) and others.
Farooqi, who hails from Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, is the mastermind behind the lethal terror assault on a distinguished gurdwara in Kabul in March that killed 25 Sikhs.
He is just not blacklisted by the UN Security Council’s 1267 al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee. Similarly, Haq can be a Pakistani nationwide and has not been blacklisted but.
Al-Qaida within the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) operates underneath the Taliban umbrella from Afghanistan’s Nimruz, Helmand and Kandahar provinces and its present chief is Pakistan-born Osama Mahmood, who can be “not listed” underneath the us sanctions. Mahmood succeeded Asim Umar.
The report mentioned that the group reportedly has between 150 and 200 members from Bangladesh, India, Myanmar and Pakistan and “is reportedly planning retaliation operations in the region to avenge the death of its former leader.”
The Sanctions Monitoring Team report mentioned that the “large terrorist group present in Afghanistan” Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is led by Amir Noor Wali Mehsud.
Pakistan-born Mehsud was designated a worldwide terrorist by the us sanctions committee solely this month, greater than two years after he was named the TTP chief, following the loss of life of former TTP head Maulana Fazlullah.
Mehsud is supported by his deputy Qari Amjad and TTP spokesperson Mohammad Khorasani, each not listed underneath the us sanctions.
This demonstrates that the Pakistani nationals function at management ranges within the terror organisations and level to the phobia teams’ Pakistani hyperlinks.
The report mentioned that al-Qaida is covertly lively in 12 Afghan provinces and its chief Aiman al-Zawahiri stays primarily based within the nation.
The monitoring staff estimates the full variety of al-Qaida fighters in Afghanistan at between 400 and 600.
The management maintains a detailed contact with the Haqqani Network. In February 2020, al-Zawahiri met with Yahya Haqqani, “the primary Haqqani Network contact with al-Qaida since mid-2009, to discuss the ongoing cooperation.” PTI