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Senior member of Pakistani group 'Zainebiyoun Brigade' fighting in Syria, Iraq arrested

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  1. Jyotish

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    Senior member of Pakistani group fighting in Syria, Iraq arrested — Karachi police

    NAIMAT KHAN

    February 12, 2020

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    This undated photo shows Pakistani fighters from Zainabiyoun Brigade holding the militant group's flag in Syria.

    KARACHI: Police in Karachi have arrested a man suspected of being a high-profile member of the Zainebiyoun Brigade, a counterterrorism official said on Wednesday, referring to a militant group composed of Pakistani nationals fighting in Syria and Iraq.

    Zainebiyoun Brigade reportedly has over 800 Pakistanis fighting in Syria. The group’s fighters are allegedly trained by Iran’s Quds Force, the military unit responsible for projecting Iran’s influence via proxies across the Middle East.

    “We have arrested two militants, including one who joined Zainebiyoun and fought along the Assad forces before returning to Pakistan,” Israr Awan of the Counter Terrorism Department told Arab News. He said the arrests took place during an intelligence operation close to Karachi city’s Siemen’s Chowrangi area on Tuesday night.

    The alleged Zainebiyoun-affiliated militant was identified as Syed Kamran Haider Zaidi alias Kami alias Wasti, and the other as Syed Ali Raza alias Bobby, associated with Pakistan's anti-Shia Sipah-e-Muhammad Pakistan.

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    The mugshots show Kamran Haider Zaidi (left) and Syed Ali Raza who were arrested in Karachi on Feb. 11, 2020.

    According to Awan, Zaidi had confessed to committing several sectarian killings between 2007 and 2018.

    A police press release on Wednesday said the accused belonged to Zainebiyoun and had also fought against Daesh in Syria.

    “Several of Zaidi’s fellows are still fighting in Syria,” Awan said, saying he was quoting Zaidi’s confession.

    The Zaynabiyoun Brigade was placed on the US Treasury’s financial blacklist in January 2019.

    https://www.arabnews.pk/node/1626886/pakistan
     
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  2. Syed Hammad Ahmed

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    They are not anti-Shia. Correction needed
     
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    According to their Wikipedia page (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sipah-e-Muhammad_Pakistan) they are a Shia militant organisation, in other words, pro-Shia.

    So, I think the writer of the article made a mistake in writing anti-Shia instead of pro-Shia.
     
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    Good, need to have a proper handle an all militant elements.
     
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    Iranians and Saudis are like Azab on Muslim World. These two nations give shitting in other people's backyard a new meaning. I mean seriously don't these iranis have enough enemies that they want to mess around with us as well.
     
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    This is an Irani group under banner of IRGC so why the **** they are being termed as Pakistani group.
     
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    That does not include every Shia or Sunni into the same lines. I really wish that we can differentiate among the terrorists & Patriots. Both sides have skeletons.

    On topic: Such recruitment by Iran or anyone else is exactly like interfering into our affairs as well as causing more diplomatic problems for Pakistan. Hope to see one day that people should not fall for other proxy works merely because of respective faith or sect. These hiring are done by exploiting weak areas/sentiments.

    Seems like for a reference only.

    furthermore, the news item is late as compare to happening and these are not the only arrests. There was one target killer involved in sectarian killings including Mufti Shamizai as well. LEAs & Intel are coordinating on better level than before.
     
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  8. Pandora

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    Seriously suddenly our security agencies are killing and arresting TTP, BRAS, Now these rodents. Something big is going down all of a sudden. Seem like there was even bigger interconnectivity amongst these group than advertised. Also it starts as soon as Ehsan Ullah miraculously escaped from prison. Either they shoved a tracker up his arse or he collaborated on biggest intelligence coup of decade.
     
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    Ehsan ain't going any where but you are right to the extent that if you want to explode a rat hole, leave one alive and see him going exactly to the den. Furthermore, these collaborations & operations were merely awaiting because of hypocrisy of world champion & her minion in the region and we need to consider our resources as well and so the sanctions by one way or another. Just that we have them due to their own interest that matches our benefits as well, somebody out there just shown the reach and how it can be done. Not just that but I am sure, we aren't involved directly into this at all... there are ways and then, there are reasons for those rats themselves to kill each other as well while you only need to show them single platter for only those who can win. Somebody is feeding real time on the targets and I can say that this side has the reach for all the times but awaited the right moment.
     
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    They are member of SMP too
     
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    If Yankees have decided to divulge intelligence then that mean Afghan deal is as good as done. Intelligence on Zanibiyon Brigade operative also suggest American footprint. Lets just hope this spree lasts until we are rid of most of these maggots.
     
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    In Syria, we can have our details not just from US but others as well... if you know what I mean. In Afghanistan, yes things can only move forward if we have the same support as well.
     
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    SMP, Zaniboon Brigade these all have same masters. Doesn't matter under which banner they are fighting bcz Iran is the one who is sponsoring them. Capture of Zainebiyoun Operatives just shows that a snake can shed its skin to be reborn but not its nature.
     
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    Any pakistani fighting for anyone other than paksitan should have all his and his family assets stripped and when caught must serve min 25 years on prison
     
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    No.
    We’ve finally moved away from the colonial era collective punishment laws of the Tribal areas. The family should not be punished for the actions of the individual.

    In general, most of these people who join militant/terrorist Group’s as foot soldiers are from poor/lower class backgrounds anyway and have very few assets to begin with. Making their families destitute by taking away what few assets they might have is not going to help with fighting radicalism & extremism.

    FYI - since I’ve had to delete so many posts that violated a basic rule of not just this forum, but of basic decency & civility - let me reiterate that derogatory comments and/or generalizations about ANY faith, sect, culture, ethnicity, race etc will not be tolerated.

    Most of you whose posts were deleted or edited on this thread are lucky to not have any warning points issued that might have resulted in bans.

    Any further negative or derogatory comments about a community and warnings/bans will be given.


    Really sick and tired of dealing with sectarian BS on this forum lately.