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A new Pakistani militant outfit Ansar Al Aseer vows to wage war in India

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  1. Rock n Rolla

    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    Endgame Afghanistan: A new Pakistani militant outfit Ansar Al Aseer vows to wage war in Kashmir and other Indian cities

    In a move which is likely to further widen the gulf that exists between the two arch rivals - Pakistan and India - a Pakistan based newly formed militant group has said it will wage war in India, including Jammu and Kashmir.

    Pakistan's law enforcement agencies have identified the group as 'Ansar Al Aseer' which came into existence recently, following the merger of the 'quick response force' of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. A former officer of the Pakistan Air Force is the head of this highly trained group.

    This is the same group which stormed a jail in Dera Ismail Khan, an important district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, on July 30, 2013 and freed 250 militants. A special investigation team of Pakistan's law enforcement agencies came to know that a newly formed armed group Ansar Al Aseer had planned and executed the attack to free militants from the jail so that they could be used to carry out attacks in Kashmir and other cities of India.

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    Policemen (R) and Ranger soldiers (L) stand outside a prison following a Taliban attack in Dera Ismail Khan July 30, 2013. Taliban fighters disguised as police and armed with bombs and grenades broke 250 prisoners out of the Pakistan jail in a brazen overnight operation that raised serious questions over the new government's ability to combat militancy.

    A member of the investigation team told India Today, requesting anonymity, that the group is being operated by Adnan Rasheed, a former officer of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), who planned and executed an assassination bid on former dictator Pervez Musharraf. Adnan was captured by law enforcement agencies and sentenced to death for his role in the failed bid on Musharraf's life. The execution was never carried out and Adnan was transferred to the Bannu prison, from where he escaped.

    While India Today could not approach Adnan Rasheed for his comments, Hamza Daood - one of the six area commanders of Ansar al Aseer - confirmed that the group was waiting for a suitable time to wage war in India. "We are waiting for green signal from our chief. Hundreds of our men will shake India soon," Daood told India Today.

    "During investigation of jailbreak operation of Dera Ismail Khan, we have got to know that Adnan Rashid is planning attacks in Kashmir. Jailbreak operation was carried out to free hardcore militants of his militant group," a senior police officer told India Today. He said the police investigation team has intimated the federal Interior Ministry as well.

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    Map locating Dera Ismail Khan where a Taliban attack on a major prison freed hundreds of prisoners.

    According to information gathered by India Today from different sources, since his escape from prison, Adnan Rasheed has featured prominently in Taliban propaganda. In March 2013, Ansar Al Aseer released a video that was posted to social media networks (but removed later) that showed a squad of heavily armed Taliban fighters. In the same video Adnan Rashid said the death squad was split into groups of fidayeen, snipers, special assault groups and close combat teams, which may carry out targeted operations anywhere in Kashmir.

    It was unclear if Adnan has ties with Hafiz Saeed of the Jamat-ud-Dawa or Syed Salahuddin of the Hizbul Mujahideen. He is, however, considered to be an asset of Tehreek-e-Talban Pakistan.

    Since the group is based in the nearly lawless region of North Waziristan, an area bordering Afghanistan, Pakistan's government has no practical control in this particular area that is home to various militant groups, including Taliban and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.

    India has been asking Pakistan to crush armed groups that operate from Pakistani soil to carry out attacks inside India.

    On 28 August 2013, Syed Salahuddin who is the head of the United Jihad Council - an umbrella organisation of groups fighting against Indian rule in Kashmir - said that thousands of Kashmiri militants would return to fight Indian forces in Kashmir, following the withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan.

    "The coming months and years will see a tremendous surge in mujahideen's activities in Kashmir," he told the AFP news agency on August 28, 2013.

    Endgame Afghanistan: A new Pakistani militant outfit Ansar Al Aseer vows to wage war in Kashmir and other Indian cities - India Today
     
  2. Himanshu Pandey

    Himanshu Pandey Don't get mad, get even. STAR MEMBER

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    so IA will get more meat bags for shooting practice
     
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    RR waiting for you. Come and die like rest of your pigs and rot in unmarked graves.
     
  4. layman

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    lost souls so much cooking up that GoP cant even control the media fed PR to curb these outfits to enlighten them that it is in important that development to be taken first rather than becoming body bags.
     
  5. Rock n Rolla

    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    Pakistan can't handle their own problems, and it's stupid of us to think that they'll act against these militant groups because they use these groups for proxy war against India!!
     
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    Good. More target-practice for our boys.
     
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