Saturday, June 4, 2011

U.S. kills possible successor to bin Laden in Pakistan

.- A U.S. spy plane last night killed a senior Al Qaeda terrorist group, Mohammed Ilyas Kashmiri, in a bombing in the Pakistani tribal area of South Waziristan, according to sources confirmed Tuesday by insurgents. A spokesman for jihadist training Harkatul Jihad al Islami (Huji) announced the death of Kashmiri in the attack, various Pakistani media reported.

The U.S. drone late yesterday launched missiles against an insurgent haven in South Waziristan tribal region bordering Afghanistan, and killed at least eight people. Pakistani officials did not confirm the death of Kashmiri Efe though they admitted the air strike in South Waziristan. U.S.

and Pakistani officials publicly denied the drone attacks on the Afghan border. Intelligence sources admitted, however, in private there is collaboration between Washington and Islamabad in the fight against insurgent groups operating in the border. Kashmiri, with whose death by the action of spy planes was speculated in the past, rose in the chain of command of Al Qaeda after the death of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan at the hands of U.S.

elite forces on 2 May. In the new chart of Al Qaeda that sources close to the world insurgent was formed after the death of Bin Laden, Kashmiri rose to head a branch of the terrorist network, called "Brigade 313". The dead terrorist leader was linked to many plans to attack Western targets and the insurgent assault last May to a military base in the southern city of Karachi, Pakistan Navy kept in check for 17 hours.

His appearance at interviews or media messages in South Asia was relatively common compared with other insurgent commanders. During the war in Afghanistan in the 1980s, fought alongside Kashmiri "mujahideen" Afghans against the Soviets, later directed his activity in the region of Kashmir, disputed between India and Pakistan, and gradually began to assume greater responsibility on jihadist networks.

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