Tag - Al Qaeda

Osama to Osama: Al-Qaeda’s transition and the global threat


By Vipul Tamhane "The United States is committed to using its complete set of counterterrorism mechanisms to counter the threat posed by terrorist groups operating in Afghanistan, including Al-Qa'ida of Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP), as part of our relentless efforts to ensure that terrorists do not use Afghanistan as a platform for international terrorism," US Secretary...

Afghanistan: Caught in Crossfire at the Crossroads of History


 Any government effort towards re-building Afghanistan will antagonize Pakistan    By K.S. Tomar Notwithstanding, the denial by the United States and Pakistan, both acted in tandem which gave Joe Biden his “Obama Moment,” rejoicing the success of the hellfire attack on Ayman al Zawahiri, Chief of Al-Qaeda. A week after the death of Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri...

Pak has no role in killing Zawahiri: Official


Islamabad: Pakistan has categorically rejected rumors circulating about a possible role the country may have in the killing of al-Qaeda chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri by US forces in Kabul. After Zawahiri's death was confirmed by the United States, speculations started to surface about the role of Pakistan in helping the CIA carry out the strike. Many hinted...

US kills top Al Qaeda leader al-Zawahiri in drone strike


New York: The US killed top Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a drone strike in Afghanistan over the weekend dealing the terrorist group a major blow, confirms President Joe Biden. Al-Zawahiri had overseen the September 11 attacks on the US in 2001 that killed 2,977 people, along with Osama bin Laden, who was killed by...

Ayman al-Zawahiri: Swapping of a redundant warrior


A precision bomb killed Zawahiri in his safe house in Kabul Ayman al-Zawahiri, who has been killed by a US drone strike in Afghanistan, was often referred to as the chief ideologue of al-Qaeda. Few are blaming Pakistani agencies to give away Zawahiri in order to gain some brownie points from the US and teach...

Hijacker of Air India flight in 1999 shot dead in Pakistan


Zahoor Mistry alias Zahid Akhund, one of the terrorists who hijacked the Air India plane, IC-814, in 1999, has been killed in Karachi, Pakistan. He was reportedly killed in his house in an attack by two bike-borne assailants on March 1. Zahoor was allegedly associated with terror outfit Jaish-e-Muhammad. He was hiding by posing as...

‘Recognizing Taliban first will put too much pressure on Pak’


New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that if Pakistan becomes the first country to recognize the Taliban-led government in Afghanistan, the international community's pressure on Islamabad would be "too much" to bear, Geo News reported. "If Pakistan was the first to grant recognition of Taliban, the international pressure would become too much for...

Pakistan fostering 12 foreign terrorist outfits: Congressional report


Washington, DC: Pakistan is home to at least 12 groups designated as ‘foreign terrorist organisations’, including five of them being India-centric like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed, according to a latest Congressional report on terrorism. US officials have identified Pakistan as a base of operations or target for numerous armed and non-state militant groups, some of which have...

Rumored dead, Al Qaeda’s Zawahiri surfaces in video


Kabul: Twenty years after the ghastly terror attack on the US, Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, rumored dead, has surfaced in a video released on the 9/11 anniversary. US-based SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks the online activity of jihadist groups, reported that Zawahiri spoke on a number of issues. Rita Katz, SITE's Director tweeted, "Amid rumors of...