Pakistanis head terror teams ISIL-Ok, AQIS, TTP; not but blacklisted: UN report

United Nations, July 26

Pakistani nationals stay on the management ranges in terror teams similar 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 accordance with a UN report.

The 26th report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team regarding ISIL, al-Qaida and related people and entities stated that in April and May, the Afghan particular forces performed a sequence of countrywide operations and arrested the pinnacle of the ISIL-Ok Aslam Farooqi (also called Abdullah Orokzai) and his predecessor Zia ul-Haq (also called Abu Omar Khorasani) and others.

Farooqi, who hails from Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, is the mastermind behind the lethal terror assault on a outstanding 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 also 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 also be “not listed” underneath the united states sanctions. Mahmood succeeded Asim Umar.

The report stated 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 stated 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 united states sanctions committee solely this month, greater than two years after he was named the TTP chief, following the dying of former TTP head Maulana Fazlullah.

Mehsud is supported by his deputy Qari Amjad and TTP spokesperson Mohammad Khorasani, each not listed underneath the united states sanctions.

This demonstrates that the Pakistani nationals function at management ranges within the terror organisations and level to the fear teams’ Pakistani hyperlinks.

The report stated that al-Qaida is covertly energetic in 12 Afghan provinces and its chief Aiman al-Zawahiri stays primarily based within the nation.

The monitoring workforce 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

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