Islamic terrorism – Capperi http://capperi.net/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 17:31:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://capperi.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-01T215521.666-150x150.png Islamic terrorism – Capperi http://capperi.net/ 32 32 We are talking about a military option against Iran. Here’s why it’s unlikely. https://capperi.net/we-are-talking-about-a-military-option-against-iran-heres-why-its-unlikely/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 17:13:00 +0000 https://capperi.net/we-are-talking-about-a-military-option-against-iran-heres-why-its-unlikely/ IranSource January 4, 2022 • 12:13 p.m. ET We are talking about a military option against Iran. Here’s why it’s unlikely. Through Abbas Qaidari As negotiations slowly progress in Vienna on the relaunch of the 2015 nuclear deal, talks of a “military option” against Iran have again arisen. Over the past decade, as the nuclear […]]]>

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We are talking about a military option against Iran. Here’s why it’s unlikely.

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Abbas Qaidari

As negotiations slowly progress in Vienna on the relaunch of the 2015 nuclear deal, talks of a “military option” against Iran have again arisen. Over the past decade, as the nuclear crisis between Iran and the West has grown and diminished, military strikes against Iranian nuclear facilities by Israel and / or the United States have been repeatedly suggested.

the Withdrawal of the Donald Trump administration of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in 2018 and the reimposition of punishments on Tehran urged the leaders of the Islamic Republic to to expand their nuclear capabilities. While Iranian officials belatedly returned to talks in Vienna, Iran has made such progress in its nuclear program that some advances, especially in nuclear knowledge, are irreversible.

Could Iran’s program be contained by a military attack? And what would be the consequences in terms of collateral damage and regional instability?

Since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, which dramatically increased the U.S. military presence in the Middle East, and the launch of a so-called global war on terrorism, the possibility of a war with the Iran has been a topic of discussion. So far this has not happened for a number of reasons, including strategic ones. prioritization of Afghanistan and Iraq by Washington. If the United States or Israel had attacked Iran two decades ago, they would have had to face a country with ineffective armed forces and equipped with worn and aging military equipment.

But, Iran, despite being the target of numerous sanctions and embargoes, has succeeded in improving its combat capabilities, learning and sometimes copying the technologies of the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan. Iran has simultaneously employed several effective strategies to increase its deterrence capabilities, including increasing the budget for research and development of defense industries and armed forces (especially for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC); change it gasoline its military doctrine to emphasize asymmetric and low-cost tactics; develop and disperse its nuclear facilities; establish and strengthen allied paramilitary groups in Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and the Gaza Strip; and stopping before reaching a irreversible level nuclear power.

Using these strategies and taking advantage of the mistakes of its adversaries, Iran has become a player in the Middle East, repeatedly defying the interests of the United States, Israel and Iran’s Arab rivals. This increase in power reached a point where the Iranian armed forces confronted the American forces directly. The slaughter of a Global Hawk espionage drone on June 20, 2019 and ballistic missile launches at Ayn al-Assad Air base in Iraq on January 8, 2020 (in retaliation for the US assassination of the Quds Force commander, General Qasem Soleimani near Baghdad airport) are two examples.

A change in US administrations a year ago raised hopes that US-Iranian diplomacy could pick up where it left off in 2016. However, Iran and the United States, while making progress, have failed. failed to reestablish the JCPOA before the Iranian presidential election in June 2020 With the entry into office of Ebrahim Raisi in August 2021, the new Iranian diplomatic team abandoned the principles of goodwill, confidence and optimism of the ‘previous team, which lead to an atmosphere of compromise and understanding. Along with this change in negotiating approach, the Iranian armed forces demonstrated new weaponry and combat capabilities in a large-scale military exercise called the Great Prophet 17, which was carried out in the central desert of the country.

The exercises showed a dramatic increase in the speed and combat power of fast attack boatsmore accurate, short- and medium-range ballistic missiles that managed to hit more targets, modernized armored vehicles like the Karrar modern, improved battle tank electronic warfare capacities and widespread and effective use of suicide drones against small targets. In addition, the IRGC struck a life-size model of the Israeli Dimona nuclear power plant in the heart of the central Iranian desert with several long and short range ballistic missiles, as well as suicide drones.

Major General Gholam-Ali Rashid, commander of the central headquarters of the armed forces of Khatam al-Anbia, noted in an interview of December 20, 2021 that, if Iran were attacked, “the armed forces of the Islamic Republic will immediately attack all the centers, bases, roads and spaces used for the passage and the origin of the attack in unit with trained operational teams. plans.”

Israel, which has always maintained that it has the right to act preemptively against Iran, has softened its rhetoric in recent days. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett declared on December 28, 2021, shortly after the end of the IRGC exercises, that “Israel is not opposed to any deal.” A good deal is good.

US military officials have recognized Iran’s growing military prowess, particularly in the ballistic missile field. Iranian missiles have become a more immediate threat than its nuclear program,General Kenneth McKenzie, Commander of US Central Command, Recount The New Yorker. “Now they [Iran] can strike effectively across the breadth and depth of the Middle East. They could hit with precision, and they could hit with volume.

Other factors make a war with Iran unattractive. Joe Biden’s administration now focuses more on fragile security situation in Eastern Europe due to large Russian military deployment to Ukraine frontier, as well as threats from China Taiwan. The United States has completely withdrawn from Afghanistan and reduced and modified the missions of his small force by Iraq. The imminent stabilization of the crisis in Syria also dampens Israel’s motivation to wage even a limited conflict with Iran. Even if the Vienna talks fail and tensions remain high, a military conflict is unlikely, as it would result in a lose-lose situation for all parties.

Abbas Qaidari is a researcher in international security and defense policy. Twitter: @AbbasQaidari.

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Egyptian Endowment Ministry aims to spread moderate Islamic ideas to the world https://capperi.net/egyptian-endowment-ministry-aims-to-spread-moderate-islamic-ideas-to-the-world/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 16:31:19 +0000 https://capperi.net/egyptian-endowment-ministry-aims-to-spread-moderate-islamic-ideas-to-the-world/ Minister of Religious Endowments Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa announced on Sunday that the ministry aims to spread moderate Islamic thoughts around the world through numerous publications as well as by launching training programs. He noted that a non-comprehensive peace is an incomplete and unjust peace. Gomaa’s remarks came during his meeting with the French Ambassador to […]]]>

Minister of Religious Endowments Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa announced on Sunday that the ministry aims to spread moderate Islamic thoughts around the world through numerous publications as well as by launching training programs.

He noted that a non-comprehensive peace is an incomplete and unjust peace. Gomaa’s remarks came during his meeting with the French Ambassador to Cairo Marc Baréty.

Gomaa stressed that all religions promote peace and tolerance, but the problem lies with those who use religions to manipulate the people.

He stressed that extremist groups have no religion, morals, values ​​or alliances, and that terrorism is a threat to humanity.

Baréty confirmed the depth of relations between Egypt and France in all fields, stressing that the fight against terrorism and extremist ideology requires international cooperation and a global intellectual and cultural confrontation.

He praised Egypt’s great role in the fight against terrorism and extremist ideology, praising the Ministry of Endowments for the distribution of publications translated into various foreign languages.

The French Ambassador said that these publications are very cultural, as they have addressed many issues that require clarification and have succeeded in significantly correcting misconceptions and dismantling extremist thinking.




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Parole Board considers release of 92 terrorists https://capperi.net/parole-board-considers-release-of-92-terrorists/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 00:09:12 +0000 https://capperi.net/parole-board-considers-release-of-92-terrorists/ Nearly a hundred terrorists plan to be released from prison by the parole board. There are 92 active and ongoing terrorism cases, several of which could go to parole judges to be determined next year depending on how long it will take to gather the necessary evidence for hearings. Emergency laws to block the early […]]]>

Nearly a hundred terrorists plan to be released from prison by the parole board.

There are 92 active and ongoing terrorism cases, several of which could go to parole judges to be determined next year depending on how long it will take to gather the necessary evidence for hearings.

Emergency laws to block the early automatic release of terrorists behind bars were passed in February last year after two attacks in three months were carried out by extremists who had been released from prison.

Terrorist offenders must now serve two-thirds of their sentence before being eligible for release – rather than the previous halfway point – and must first be reviewed by the Parole Board.

Some of the cases examined include that of Nazam Hussain, who planned attacks alongside London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan, and Jack Coulson – who made a homemade bomb in his room filled with Nazi memorabilia and uploaded a manual to the terrorism. The two could have their freedom offers determined in February.

Terrorist chief Rangzieb Ahmed – the first person to be sentenced in the UK for leading terrorism after leading a three-man al Qaeda cell that was preparing to commit a mass murder – should see his case tried in March.

That same month, a decision could be taken on the release of Jawad Akbar, one of the five terrorists who plotted to bomb Bluewater Shopping Center in Kent and Ministry of Sound nightclub in London in 2004.

Islamist extremist Abdalraouf Abdallah, who was visited in prison by Manchester Arena suicide bomber Salman Abedi but denied any involvement in the attack, has been recalled to prison for violating permit conditions earlier this year. He is likely to be reconsidered for release in the first half of 2022, as is Aras Hamid who attempted to leave the UK to join fighters for the so-called Islamic State.

Since the introduction of the Terrorist Offenders (Restricted Early Release) Act 2020, 117 cases have been referred to the Parole Board. So far, 11 have been released and 14 have been refused release.

Terrorism cases often take longer to be examined because of their “complexity” and “go through careful and thorough processes” to ensure that all necessary evidence is available for hearings, the Commission said. conditional.

Security intelligence is a “key component” of many terrorist parole reviews and decision-making committees – made up of members including former and serving judges, police chiefs, prison directors, of prosecutors, psychologists and psychiatrists – require level security clearance “so that they can hear sensitive evidence.

Terrorism cases represent a “tiny” proportion of the Commission’s caseload – equivalent to less than 100 of the approximately 16,000 cases handled each year.

But, due to the “critical public protection nature” of the cases, the council is increasing the number of specialists able to handle them and hopes to have around 70 panel members by the start of next year.

A spokesperson for the Parole Board said, “Protecting the public is always our top priority. Any convicted terrorist offender released into the community will be subject to some of the strictest licensing conditions available, including restrictions on where they can go, who they can associate with, restrictions on the use of ‘Internet, electronics, travel and work.

“They will also be subject to closer scrutiny under the Multi-Agency Public Protection Agreements (Mappa).”


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Maharana Pratap Annual Security Dialogue https://capperi.net/maharana-pratap-annual-security-dialogue/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 04:02:54 +0000 https://capperi.net/maharana-pratap-annual-security-dialogue/ New Delhi, December 28 (IANS): Is the war on terrorism over? No, terrorism continues to be a constant global threat that knows no borders, nationalities or religions. Terrorism, in all its forms, is fundamentally devastating and can never be justified. It threatens development and endangers civil liberties, liberty and human rights. The only way to […]]]>

New Delhi, December 28 (IANS): Is the war on terrorism over? No, terrorism continues to be a constant global threat that knows no borders, nationalities or religions. Terrorism, in all its forms, is fundamentally devastating and can never be justified. It threatens development and endangers civil liberties, liberty and human rights. The only way to fight terrorism is to work collectively with the international community and to achieve global consensus in the fight against terrorism.

With similar goals, the Usanas Foundation, a Udaipur-based security and geopolitics think tank, is organizing an international conference, titled ‘Maharana Pratap Annual Security Dialogue’, from January 10-13, 2022. The theme of the conference is “transitional terrorism in the 21st century and the global response to the fight against terrorism.” This international event is sponsored by prestigious organizations such as the Indian Council of World Affairs (think tank of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Maharana of Mewar Charitable Trust (Trust led by Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar, the 76th Guardian of the House of Mewar) and Manipal Global Education Services (organization led by award-winning Padma Shri, TV Mohan Das Pai). The conference will bring together twenty-five of the world’s top terrorism experts, radicalization and the fight against terrorism in more than eight different countries.

This conference will bring together the different perspectives of experts who have been working on this topic for several decades, from seasoned journalist Praveen Swami, one of the foremost terrorism experts in Jammu and Kashmir, to Rohan Gunaratna of Sri Lanka and Singapore, which has extensive experience dealing with terrorist organizations like Al Qaeda and the Islamic State (IS). To make this conference truly diverse, it has speakers like Yoram Schweitzer, a legendary Israel counterterrorism expert who served as part of the Israel Task Force in the Prime Minister’s Office. Speakers like Michael Rubin, a former Pentagon official who spent time with the Taliban before 9/11 and lived in Iran, Yemen and Iraq after the revolution, will bring us the reality of terrorism in these regions. .

This conference will also be the first mega event on the discourse on global terrorism in India after the Taliban recapture of Afghanistan. To understand the conflict in Afghanistan, the dialogue will welcome speakers such as Ambassador Amar Sinha, who was appointed Indian envoy to Afghanistan in 2013 and had a 35-year diplomatic career. Ambassador Javid Ahmad, former Afghan envoy to the United Arab Emirates, will also present his perspective on Afghanistan and regional security in the face of terrorism following the Taliban takeover.

This event will bring a new perspective on terrorism and counterterrorism discourse, especially when the world perceives that the global war of terror is over after the US withdrawal. This broad, four-day conference will not only be of benefit to military officials and counterterrorism scholars, but also to students, academics and diplomats who wish to learn more about these issues. The first three days of the conference will be held online and the closing ceremony will be held offline in Udaipur City.

This security dialogue will make you understand the decentralized and murderous nature of current terrorism and radicalization and its impact on society. To better understand terrorism, register through this link: https://usanasfoundation.com/register-now-maharana-pratap-annual-security-dialogue.


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End Israeli Settler “Terrorism” or Expect Another Intifada https://capperi.net/end-israeli-settler-terrorism-or-expect-another-intifada/ Sun, 26 Dec 2021 10:47:00 +0000 https://capperi.net/end-israeli-settler-terrorism-or-expect-another-intifada/ The Palestinian Authority urges the international community to intervene to protect Palestinians in the face of growing settler violence that has left hundreds injured in the West Bank in recent days. The Authority says the Israeli regime must be held responsible for an upsurge in what it has called terrorist attacks by settlers against defenseless […]]]>

The Palestinian Authority urges the international community to intervene to protect Palestinians in the face of growing settler violence that has left hundreds injured in the West Bank in recent days.

The Authority says the Israeli regime must be held responsible for an upsurge in what it has called terrorist attacks by settlers against defenseless Palestinians.

Meanwhile, Palestinian factions are calling for the formation of local protection committees across the West Bank.

On Saturday evening, Israeli settlers and troops attacked the village of Burqa, injuring nearly 250 people in violent clashes with the Palestinians. The soldiers targeted them with live ammunition, rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas.

The village has been the scene of clashes in recent days. It is located near the site of a former settlement. The Israeli army destroyed this settlement in 2005. But now the settlers say they want to return.

Hamas praised the residents of Burqa for resisting the Israeli incursion on Saturday, calling on Palestinians in the West Bank and al-Quds to show their support for the village.

The clashes “by our heroes … are only an initial message, and the enemy must prepare for a global battle with all our people, to defeat and uproot the occupation and the settlements”, Abd al-Hakim Huneini , a senior official with the West Bank division resistance group, said in a statement.

Palestinian groups and activists have also warned that Israel’s practices and settler “assaults” against Palestinians in the West Bank will lead to a new intifada (uprising).

Some Palestinian activists said the intifada had already started and called for an escalation of “popular resistance” against Israeli troops and settlers.

“The Intifada is already here,” said a senior official from the ruling Fatah faction. “What we are seeing in the West Bank is similar to what happened during the first intifada,” which erupted in 1987.

Another activist affiliated with the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine said growing resentment in the West Bank was also directed against the Palestinian Authority.

“A lot of people are angry that the Palestinian Authority is doing nothing to defend them against increasing attacks by the Israeli army and settlers,” the activist said.

Meanwhile, Hamas and other Palestinian factions renewed their call to step up “all forms of resistance” against Israel.

The Palestinian Authority, for its part, has stepped up its criticism of the Israeli regime following increasing violence by its troops and settlers in the West Bank.

“As the Palestinian people and the whole world celebrate Christmas, the settler militias, their armed terrorist organizations, the occupation forces and their various branches continue to escalate the aggression against the Palestinian people, their lands, their property. , its houses and its holy places. “, Said his Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement.

The ministry said settlers again attacked Palestinians in various parts of the West Bank over the past week “with the participation and support of the occupation army.”

The Israeli regime is “fully and directly responsible for this expansionist colonial war,” he said, “which constitutes the very essence of official Israeli policy towards the Palestinian people and their rights.”

The ministry called on the international community to put pressure on the Israeli regime “to immediately put an end to its policy of aggression and colonization, and to truly engage in a process of peace and negotiations that lead to the end of the occupation within a specific time frame and in accordance with approved international peace references.

Previously, the Palestinian Authority ministry called the death of a woman north of Ramallah a “war crime” after being run over by an Israeli driver.

The woman, Ghadeer Masalma, died after being hit by a car near the town of Sinjil.

The ministry called the incident a “heinous extrajudicial assassination by a terrorist settler”.

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad also called for continued attacks on Israeli soldiers and settlers, saying this would inevitably lead to a “global intifada”.

Senior PIJ official Sheikh Bassam al-Saadi called for intensified cooperation between all forces and factions to protect our people in the face of plots hatched against them.

Sa’adi denounced the security coordination between Israel and the PA security forces, saying this encouraged the settlers to increase their “aggression” against the Palestinians.


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Before Christmas, the 125-year-old Srinagar church restored and open to the public https://capperi.net/before-christmas-the-125-year-old-srinagar-church-restored-and-open-to-the-public/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 11:26:55 +0000 https://capperi.net/before-christmas-the-125-year-old-srinagar-church-restored-and-open-to-the-public/ A 125-year-old church in the city of Srinagar that was closed in the early 1990s has been restored and opened to the public before Christmas. According to reports, St. Luke’s Church in Srinagar, which has been closed for decades, has been renovated and open for the public. में 30 साल बाद फिर से खुला 125 […]]]>

A 125-year-old church in the city of Srinagar that was closed in the early 1990s has been restored and opened to the public before Christmas. According to reports, St. Luke’s Church in Srinagar, which has been closed for decades, has been renovated and open for the public.

A report in DD News mentioned that the church is located on the western slope of Shankaracharya hill. It was previously an extension of the Kashmir Mission Hospital. The hospital is now known as the Chest Disease Hospital. It was built for the founders named Nevil Brothers and hospital staff over a century ago, News 18 reported.

The DD News report mentions that the restoration work on the church was carried out by the tourism department as part of the Smart City project.

The original Gothic-style architecture of the church has been preserved and it is now ready for official Mass and Christmas celebrations. The woodwork is made by master carpenters Srinagar in Deodar wood.

Manoj Sinha, the LG of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, inaugurated the renovated and restored church to the public on Thursday, December 23. follow the path of truth, non-violence and universal brotherhood. Each person should sincerely play their part in promoting harmony in society, ”the LG noted occasionally.



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Mirror image of TTP Taliban wreaking havoc in Pakistan https://capperi.net/mirror-image-of-ttp-taliban-wreaking-havoc-in-pakistan/ Wed, 22 Dec 2021 12:07:31 +0000 https://capperi.net/mirror-image-of-ttp-taliban-wreaking-havoc-in-pakistan/ Shortly after the Taliban came to power in Kabul, the aligned insurgent group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) stepped up its attacks across the border against the Pakistani state. While the Afghan Taliban have consistently denied that the TTP is their rebel proxy, the former exerts significant influence over the latter, as evidenced by the Afghan Taliban’s […]]]>

Shortly after the Taliban came to power in Kabul, the aligned insurgent group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) stepped up its attacks across the border against the Pakistani state.

While the Afghan Taliban have consistently denied that the TTP is their rebel proxy, the former exerts significant influence over the latter, as evidenced by the Afghan Taliban’s official “mediating” role between the TTP and Islamabad in recent weeks.

Some have seen Pakistan’s recent push to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit held in Islamabad to recognize the Afghan Taliban government as part of a broader negotiation on the TTP, few believe the strategy will produce the result desired by Pakistan.



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General Soleimani has created enormous capacity in the Muslim world by training Iraqi and Syrian forces https://capperi.net/general-soleimani-has-created-enormous-capacity-in-the-muslim-world-by-training-iraqi-and-syrian-forces/ Mon, 20 Dec 2021 15:10:00 +0000 https://capperi.net/general-soleimani-has-created-enormous-capacity-in-the-muslim-world-by-training-iraqi-and-syrian-forces/ Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi said the former commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) had created a huge capacity in the Muslim world by training Iraqi and Syrian forces. Raeisi made the remarks during a meeting Monday with members of a special headquarters set up to mark the anniversary of […]]]>

Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi said the former commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) had created a huge capacity in the Muslim world by training Iraqi and Syrian forces.

Raeisi made the remarks during a meeting Monday with members of a special headquarters set up to mark the anniversary of the martyrdom of Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was assassinated in a drone attack ordered by Former US President Donald Trump outside Baghdad International Airport in January 2020.

“Haj Qassem has managed to train very good Iraqi and Syrian forces to defend these countries and fight against oppression, and in doing so, he has created a huge capacity in the Islamic world,” said the Iranian president.

The president highlighted the remarks of the leader of the Islamic revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, who noted that General Soleimani should be considered a school of thought, saying: “The point is that Haj Qassem was not a one person but one school of thought, which sent a message to all societies. “

Raeisi said General Soleimani first developed his own personality and then tried to help others improve theirs.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the Iranian president stressed the importance of building new capacities and deploying revolutionary forces in the country, saying: to reverse these threats. “

General Soleimani and the deputy commander of the Iraqi group Hashd al-Shaabi Mahdi al-Muhandis, the two emblematic figures in the fight against the terrorist group Daesh, were killed in an American airstrike outside Baghdad international airport on January 3, 2020.

Days after the brazen act, the IRGC launched a volley of missiles at a major military base housing US forces in Iraq.

Iranian officials have repeatedly vowed to avenge the deaths of the two senior commanders.

Iran has denounced the assassinations as “state terrorism” and vowed to end the US presence in the region as the ultimate act of revenge, while urging neighboring Iraq to expel US forces from the country. .

Research in October revealed that a secret British intelligence base was likely involved in the US military drone strike that assassinated Iran’s top anti-terrorism commander, among his other controversial targeted assassinations.

According to research, it “was likely” that the targeted assassination of General Soleimani was planned based on information obtained from the British Royal Air Force-managed Menwith Hill intelligence base in Yorkshire.


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At least nine terrorists arrested by law enforcement in Pakistan: Officials, South Asia News https://capperi.net/at-least-nine-terrorists-arrested-by-law-enforcement-in-pakistan-officials-south-asia-news/ Sat, 18 Dec 2021 20:02:46 +0000 https://capperi.net/at-least-nine-terrorists-arrested-by-law-enforcement-in-pakistan-officials-south-asia-news/ Pakistani law enforcement officials have reportedly arrested at least nine terrorists, including a young woman, believed to be from Islamic State (IS) and Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), officials said on Saturday, according to a report. of the PTI. According to a statement, the Counterterrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab province arrested nine terrorists. Six of them belong […]]]>

Pakistani law enforcement officials have reportedly arrested at least nine terrorists, including a young woman, believed to be from Islamic State (IS) and Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), officials said on Saturday, according to a report. of the PTI.

According to a statement, the Counterterrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab province arrested nine terrorists. Six of them belong to the TTP and the others to the IS.

“The CTD carried out 42 IBOs (intelligence-based operations) in different districts of the Punjab and arrested nine suspects,” read the statement quoted by PTI.

“The three ISIS activists were raising funds to financially support the missing organization, distributing banned books among people and motivating people to join the organization (IS),” CTD said.

At the same time, a recent US State Department report on global terrorism found that Pakistan had made “limited progress” on the more difficult aspects of its 2015 national action plan against terrorism, because he pledged to dismantle the terrorist organizations operating inside the country without “delay or discrimination”.

The 2020 National Terrorism Reports, which were released on Thursday, December 16, said terrorist groups continued to operate from Pakistan regionally.

The report mentioned that groups targeting India, including LeT and its affiliated front organizations and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) continued to operate from Pakistani territory.

The report specifically mentioned that Pakistan had taken no action against JeM founder and UN-designated terrorist Masood Azhar and 2008 Mumbai attack “project leader” Sajid Mir. The two are believed to remain free in Pakistan, according to the report.


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Daesh has 66 known fighters of Indian descent: US report on terrorism https://capperi.net/daesh-has-66-known-fighters-of-indian-descent-us-report-on-terrorism/ Fri, 17 Dec 2021 08:12:10 +0000 https://capperi.net/daesh-has-66-known-fighters-of-indian-descent-us-report-on-terrorism/ There were 66 known Indian-born fighters affiliated with the global terrorist group Islamic State, according to the latest US State Department terrorism report, commending India’s counterterrorism forces, including the NIA, for actively detecting and disrupting them. transnational and regional terrorist forces. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, in the 2020 National Terrorism Reports released on […]]]>

There were 66 known Indian-born fighters affiliated with the global terrorist group Islamic State, according to the latest US State Department terrorism report, commending India’s counterterrorism forces, including the NIA, for actively detecting and disrupting them. transnational and regional terrorist forces.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, in the 2020 National Terrorism Reports released on Thursday, said India is working with the United States on the implementation of United Nations Security Council resolution 2309 and is implementing compliance with the dual-screen radiography mandate for airport cargo screening.

UN Security Council Resolution 2309 calls on governments to take responsibility for ensuring the safety of citizens when traveling by air.

The report states that there were 66 known fighters of Indian origin affiliated with ISIS as of November.

No Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTF) were repatriated to India in 2020, he said.

Emphasizing US-Indian cooperation, the report says the United States continues to develop its strategic partnership with the Indian government, including through bilateral engagements such as the 17th Joint Counterterrorism Task Force and the Third Dialogue on Terrorism. nominations in September, as well as the third 2 + 2 Ministerial Dialogue in October.

He also commended India’s counterterrorism forces, including the National Investigation Agency (NIA), for actively detecting and disrupting transnational and regional terrorist forces.

“Indian counterterrorism forces, at the federal and state levels, have actively detected and disrupted transnational and regional terrorist forces.

“The National Investigation Agency examined 34 ISIS-related terrorism-related cases and arrested 160 people, including 10 suspected al-Qaeda members from Kerala and West Bengal, in September,” the report said.

Giving details of the arrests of terrorists carried out by the NIA, the report states that the first investigative agency arrested 10 suspected al-Qaeda members from Kerala and West Bengal on September 19 and 26.

“Until the end of September, the NIA had investigated 34 cases of terrorism which it said were linked to ISIS and arrested 160 people,” he said.

On May 29, the Kolkata Police Special Counterterrorism Task Force arrested Abdul Karim, the second in command of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh on suspicion of being involved in a 2013 bombing in Bodh Gaya, he said.

“India responds to US requests for information regarding terrorism investigations in a timely manner and works to mitigate threats in response to US information.

“Over the past two years, collaborative efforts have disrupted terrorist travel and alerted US authorities to possible threats in the United States and against US interests,” the report said.

Indian authorities remain concerned about the use of the internet for terrorist recruitment and radicalization leading to violence, as well as to foment interfaith tensions, he said.

“In 2020, the media and the NIA reported on several suspected cases of terrorist radicalization online, particularly in southern Indian states,” the report said.

India is active in leadership roles in numerous regional and international forums in 2020, where it has promoted multilateral cooperation against terrorism, he said.

India has agreed to share terrorism intelligence with Sri Lanka and the Maldives. India’s long-standing defense relationship with Russia extends to counterterrorism issues, the US State Department report added.

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