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US targets emir of Punjabi Taliban in pair of drone strikes in North Waziristan

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  1. AmnaR

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    The US targeted a dual-hatted Pakistani Taliban leader and al Qaeda commander in one of two drone strikes that took place today in Pakistan's jihadist haven of North Waziristan.

    The CIA-operated, remotely piloted Predators or Reapers launched two airstrikes in the Shawal area of North Waziristan, killing nine people, including four "foreigners," a term used to describe members of al Qaeda or other foreign jihadist groups, The New York Times reported. The Shawal Valley is a known haven for a host of jihadist groups, including al Qaeda and a multitude of Pakistani Taliban groups.
    The first strike targeted a vehicle as it traveled in the Shawal area, killing four "Uzbeks," a Pakistani security official told the Times. The Uzbeks are likely members of the al Qaeda and the Taliban-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.

    The second strike targeted "a compound in Kund Sar in the Shawal Valley," where Asmatullah Muawiya was sheltering, the Times reported. Five people were killed in the attack, but it is unclear if Muawiya was among them.

    Muawiya is the emir of the Movement of the Taliban in Punjab, which is more commonly called the Punjabi Taliban. He is also known to be the commander of what Osama bin Laden described as one of several al Qaeda military "companies." [See LWJ report, Bin Laden docs hint at large al Qaeda presence in Pakistan].

    Muawiya broke with the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan in the summer of 2013 when he decided to halt attacks against the Pakistani government and focus his group's efforts in Afghanistan. The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan claimed to have expelled Muawiya, but the Punjabi Taliban commander denied that he was subservient to the group to begin with. [See Threat Matrix report, Did the TTP 'expel' Asmatullah Muawiya?]

    The Shawal Valley, which is administered by Taliban commander Hafiz Gul Bahadar and spans both North and South Waziristan, is a known haven for al Qaeda and other terror groups operating in the region. A number of Taliban, Pakistani, and foreign terrorist groups gather in the Shawal Valley and then enter
    Afghanistan to fight US, NATO, and Afghan government forces.

    The US has now launched 24 drone strikes in Pakistan this year. Six of those strikes, or 25 percent, have taken place in the Shawal Valley, and eleven, or 46 percent occurred in Datta Khel, which is also an al Qaeda and jihadist hub in the tribal agency.

    All 24 attacks by the US have taken place since June 11. The US drone program in Pakistan was put on hold from the end of December 2013 until June 11, 2014, as the Pakistani government attempted to negotiate a peace deal with the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, an al Qaeda-linked group that wages jihad in Afghanistan and seeks to overthrow the Pakistani state.
    Source: LWJ
     
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  2. AmnaR

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    This is the hypocrisy that I talk about in our army and mods r so angry on me!

    We ALL know that Asmatulla Mavia is a terrorist! He was AGAINST Pak Army (n probably killed many of our men) but we made him surrender and made peace with him, YET we allowed him to go to N. Waziristan (hello, what operation?) and attack on afghanistan/USA. Shouldnt he have been punished or at least a trial held!!

    According to my sources, He also came to Pakistan to attend his father's funeral (from full permission and security) by our army. Many people saw him and met him! (he was kinda celebrated as a hero in his village!!) Then he went back to N.Waziristan!
     
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    Good , more drone , more dead Taliban ...
     
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    ^Why are we allowing drones to do it? Is our Army NOT capable?? If not, why not say it openly?
    Y these double games? Havent learned their lesson yet?
     
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    Drones kill them better. I heard they turn into burned charcoal. Just imagine ;)
     
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    But unfortunately too quick.

    They must suffer as they have made Pakistan suffer.
     
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    I agree. They should be cut into pieces while they are half alive. They must down int heir own blood and have dirt all over their faces as they see their miserable existence moved from earth to hellfire. What do you say @AmnaR ? :azn:
     
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    When will Pak armed drones be operational?
     
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    Operational and hunting ;)
     
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    The man who decides not to attack Pakistan is targetted and when we ask to target and even tell locations they go in sleeping mode !!!
     
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    Lets not be munafiq, groups like Punjabi Taliban, Haqqani network etc may not be carrying out attacks inside Pakistan but they are doing "terrorism" inside Afghanistan , your neighboring muslim country. If TTP kills innocent people in volleyball match in Pakistan, haqqani network also has history of attacking people who were watching or playing volleyball match in |Afghanistan. If TTP do the suicide bombings, Afghan Taliban do the same in their own country......both are spreading anarchy in their respective countries.

    Same is case with Haqqani network, they were not targeted in zarb-e-azab according to some claims
     
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    All of them need to be destroyed. Any group carrying out terrorism in Afghanistan is also harming Pakistan's security interests.
     
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    One minute they are Afghan Taliban, next they are TTP and then Punjab Taliban.

    They are all the same damn thing. Its like the same person putting on a different uniform.

    Why keep attacking the outposts in NW when the bases are in Kunar and Nuristan?
     
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    Sorry that neighbour is under occupation of USA and NATO and as long as they are fighting USA and NATO its completely Islamic. USA and NATO both need to get lost from Afghanistan. They are the biggest problem in this region.
     
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    They are no longer under occupation.