Also U.S. drones kill 21 militants in NW: Pakistan: U.S. drones killed at least 21 suspected militants in Pakistan’s South Waziristan on Monday, Pakistani officials said, part of an intensified U.S. assault in the tribal belt this month. In the first strike, a missile hit a moving vehicle in Ghalmandi Panga village on the Afghan border, killing eight …
US missiles killed six Afghan fighters from the Al-Qaeda-linked Haqqani network in Pakistan’s tribal district of Kurram in two strikes just minutes apart on Monday, security officials said. The Haqqani’s are our biggest threat, it’s about frigging time they were on the run and not on the prowl.
Pakistani officials said it was only the fourth time that US drones had hit Kurram, where Haqqani loyalists are believed to have fled as US pressure mounts on Pakistan to launch an offensive on their headquarters in Waziristan. American drones more routinely target Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants in the neighboring North Waziristan district, where Pakistan has been accused of giving the Haqqani leadership and its 4,000 fighters a de facto safe haven. You mean they have refused to attack there because some in the ISI are complicit with them and other so called Islamists.
Washington has called Pakistan’s semi-autonomous northwest tribal region the global headquarters of Al-Qaeda, where Taliban and other Al-Qaeda-linked networks need to be defeated if the 10-year war in Afghanistan is ever to end. FFF’ing A if you want it done and if you want it done right do it yourself period!
Two separate US drone strikes destroyed a vehicle travelling through the Kharh Dhand area of Kurram, which borders Afghanistan’s eastern province of Paktia. Then minutes later, a nearby compound was hit, local officials said. Pakistani security officials said six Afghan militants were killed. Makes you wonder how they knew about it so quick doesn’t it?
"All those killed in both strikes were Afghan fighters and were Haqqani’s men," a Pakistani official told AFP, adding that the Haqqani militants had been hiding out in the surrounding mountains for "several months". I want to hear that it was Jalaluddin and Sirajuddin Haqqani founder and son of that murderous hive.
The Haqqani network is considered the most dangerous enemy of US troops in eastern Afghanistan. It was founded by Jalaluddin Haqqani and is run by his son, Sirajuddin, both of them designed "global terrorists" by Washington now sworn to kill as many Americans as possible and to even strike America which I do not believe.
The network has been blamed for some of the deadliest anti-US attacks in Afghanistan, including a suicide attack at a US base in the eastern province of Khost in 2009 that killed seven CIA operatives. A total of 17 US drone strikes have now been reported in Pakistan’s tribal belt since US Navy SEALs found and killed Osama bin Laden in the army town of Abbottabad on May 2.
Relations between Pakistan and the United States, wary at the best of times, have deteriorated sharply since the killing of UBL and Islamabad has demanded an end to the drone strikes as they usually do but they have benefitted greatly from the attacks so quietly accept them.as a necessary evil.
The bin Laden raid humiliated the Pakistani military and invited allegations of incompetence and complicity, while Washington has increasingly demanded that Islamabad take decisive action against the Haqqanis and other terror networks.US missiles killed six Afghan fighters from the Al-Qaeda-linked Haqqani network in Pakistan’s tribal district of Kurram in two strikes just minutes apart on Monday, security officials said.
The Haqqani’s and their legendary stature are holding the so called terrorists force together. Their stature is legendary and hard earned.
The Haqqani network and their increasingly foreign fighters have become the main focus after 9 years of fighting. The Haqqani Network’s North Waziristan leadership — usually called the Miram Shah Shura consists of a number of Haqqani family members and closely associated long-serving commanders.
At the top of the network is Sirajuddin Haqqani, who oversees the group’s political and military activities and is the main liaison to the Mullah Muhammad Omar led Quetta Shura Taliban, the Taliban’s leadership body (named for the capital of Pakistan’s Baluchistan province). He is also one of the network’s liaisons to Pakistani Taliban figures and al-Qaeda.
He travels regularly into Afghanistan to coordinate with field commanders and occasionally to Peshawar and South Waziristan to connect with militants there. Remember Bowe Bergdhal? There are many field commanders in Afghanistan, but turnover is high because many get killed or captured. The most prominent is Mullah Sangin, who is believed to be holding Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl a captured U.S. soldier and Zakim Shah the movement’s shadow governor of Khost province. Inside the Haqqani network
Jalaluddin Haqqani legendary leader who fought the Soviets and his son, Sirajuddin who directs operations are increasingly the targets of drones and now manned NATO aircraft in Pakistan as the Pakistani’s have been leery to go in the area for whatever reason. Many are being killed, I heard over 80 in a week with no civilian casualties.
I wish we would quickly kill the Haqqani’s, both Jalaluddin and Sirajuddin and leave the rest to Pakistan as our invasion of their country even to kill Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters who were known killers of NATO forces may be the straw that broke the camels back.
I would hate to see this unite the Haqqani network with Pakistan against us as Pakistan is furious and rightly so though it may be a ploy to placate civilians. I wish we would just come home. I do not want to see the scenario I discussed many times and that is taking on Pakistan from the Gulf and don’t forget Iran. Damn, Damn, Damn!