Tue Aug 24th, 2021 at 12:03:13 PM EST
"We destroyed Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, mission accomplished. Our boys are coming home."
ISIL or Islamic State or Al Nusra or dozens of affiliated terror groups are linked to jihadist terror of Al Qaeda. Pakistan and the Taliban territory from Quetta into North Waziristan is Taliban territory.
Biden Adviser Sees 'Acute' ISIS Terror Risk at Kabul Airport
List of murderous terror attacks inside Afghanistan by ISKP ...
Islamic State Khorasan Province | Australian National Security |
Details of the organisation
In October 2014, six former senior Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) members pledged allegiance to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. In January 2015, then-IS spokesman Abu Mohammad al-Adnani accepted the pledge of allegiance and announced the creation of IS-KP.
IS-KP has suffered military defeats and territorial losses since 2017, resulting in fluid leadership, in-fighting among IS-KP members and an organisational restructure. As at July 2019, IS-KP's leader was Malawi Abdullah, also known as Mawlawi Aslam Farooqi. On 5 April 2020, Afghan security forces announced Farooqi's arrest.
IS-KP has strong ties to IS. Important personnel appointments are discussed with IS, and when required, IS provides direction to IS-KP.
Pakistani behind Kabul Gurdwara Attack | Indian Defence Review - Apr. 6, 2020 |
The Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility and posted the picture of Abdul Khayum aka Abu Khalid for having bombed the Gurdwara to avenge violence against Muslims in India. Abu Khalid is a Keralite who joined IS in 2016-2017 and was on NIA radar since 2017. Sikhs were warned to leave Afghanistan or be prepared to die.
The attack was timed one day after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced during his visit to Kabul that US would cut $1 billion aid to Afghanistan if President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah (who also declared himself President) don't resolve differences over the election results. But Pompeo's visit was more to pressure Ghani to release 5000 Taliban prisoners in exchange for 1000 ANSF prisoners albeit the US-Taliban deal never took Afghan Government in confidence in arriving at this exchange figure.
Pompeo playing hardball with Afghan government and conceding to Taliban terrorists in Doha Qatar ... time is running out, he sits on "success" of Abraham Accords in Middle East.
Pompeo Meets With Afghan, Taliban Negotiators in Qatar
Aslam Farooqi: Head of Islamic State-Khorasan Arrested | Jamestown - May 5, 2020 |
On April 4, an operation conducted by Afghanistan's intelligence agency, the National Directorate of Security (NDS), successfully captured the head of Islamic State-Khorasan (IS-K), Aslam Farooqi, along with 19 other militants (TOLO News, April 4; Al Jazeera, April 4). Farooqi was arrested during a multi-day operation in the southern province of Kandahar. According to a NDS commander involved in the operation, the arrest of a weapons supplier provided information that led to Farooqi's arrest (TOLO News, April 6).
Farooqi, born as Abdullah Orakzai, is originally from the Orakzai district, Khyber Pakhtunkwa province in Pakistan. Farooqi is a member of the Mamozay tribe of the Orakzai clan. Farooqi reportedly began his militant career by first joining the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) jihadist group and was later a commander in Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) (see MLM, October 4, 2018; Anadolu Agency, April 30; Hindustan Times, April 9). More recently, he became a commander of Islamic State's military wing operating in Peshawar city, Pakistan, before being deployed to the Achin district of Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar (TOLO News, April 4). Farooqi was also the commander of IS-K operations in Pakistan's Khyber agency. The NDS statement released following Farooqi's captured stated that he was placed in charge of IS-K by Islamic State's central leadership following the killing of his predecessor, Abu Saeed Bajawori, by Afghan and U.S. forces in 2018 (Pajhwok, April 4).
However, the United Nations said in a July 2019 report that his promotion came later--in April 2019. According to the report, Abu Omar al-Khorasani, who became IS-K leader in late 2018, was demoted by a delegation representing Islamic State's central leadership for "poor performance" in battles in Nangarhar. The same delegation promoted Farooqi to the leader's position (UN Security Council, July 19, 2019).
A diplomatic row between Afghanistan and Pakistan has emerged as a result of Farooqi's arrest. On April 9, Pakistan's foreign ministry summoned the Afghan ambassador to formally request Farooqi's extradition to Pakistan, citing IS-K activities within their country. The Afghan foreign ministry refused the request, citing the lack of an extradition treaty between the two countries, and the fact that Farooqi is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Afghans and thus would be tried there (Dawn, April 21). Some Afghan officials have alleged that Pakistan's request is motivated by fears that his arrest will expose connections between IS-K and the ISI (Anadola Agency, April 30).
From the diaries ...
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Pentagon: 'Kinetic Strike' Kills Khorasan Leader in Syria | @BooMan - July 2015 |
The Pentagon has initiated the name "Khorasan" to designate hard-core Al Qaeda operatives in the Levant. The first time the name was used on an US strike in Syria to decimate its leadership.
This Al Qaeda operative has been targeted before and presumed killed. In the Bush years, Muhsin al-Fadhli was linked to be operating out of Iran, part of the US, Saudi Arabia and Israel demonizing the axis Hezbollah in Lebanon - Assad in Syria and Ahmadinejad in Iran. Pentagon accusations Iran fighters were deployed in Iraq to fight the occupiers and provide IEDs to insurgents.
John Kerry is dumbfounded his nuclear deal did not receive a reception of flowers in Teheran. Forgetting 12 years of hardship living under sanctions, a belligerent US Congress and the Reagan administration providing intelligence and cover for Saddam Hussein's hideous use of poison gas to decimate Iranian forces defending their nation.
Lineage of terror groups to Al Qaeda across the Maghreb, Levant, Yemen, Afghanistan and Khorassan Caliphate. War on Terror and the elimination of Al Qaeda has been a gross failure of policy and more so lack of military restraint causing thousands of civilian deaths.
A Lot of Malarkey
How ISIL came about is well documented .... the Sunni's were the leadership under Saddam Hussein ... quilty of oppression, murder and torture of the Shia majority. Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi initiated his Sunni terror group while detained in Camp Bucca FOB, a similar prison as Abu Ghraib.
He became a preacher or Sheikh while in an American led camp with torture and deaths. The tens of thousands prisoners were freed or escaped after attacks by Sunni extremists.
A lot of malarkey to rewrite the invasion, occupation of Iraq by the neo-colonial invaders from the US and UK. The Neocons don't do nation building - was signed CPA.
- Syria Expendable in Joint US-Israel ME Power Schemes (Dec. 2013)
- Khorasan pledge splits Al-Qaeda (Sept. 2014)
- Clinton's 21st Century Statecraft and the Land of Two Rivers
Remember the Jordanian terror master - former detainee of King Hussein - Abu Mu'sab al-Zarqawi ... the ghost leader of AQI in Iraq!