Archive for the ‘Mehsud’ Category

Muhammad Reports from Tribal Areas, Pakistan, February 6, 2008

February 6, 2008

Dear John E. Carey
Peace and Freedom

Dear Sir,

I want to express my gratitude and thank to your goodself for your kind cooperation during the hour of trial. Tribesmen will never forget your cooperation.

Now the government has started action against militants, but there are still some officials within the government of President Musharraf who have been supporting terrorists. The United States should exert more pressure on the government to accelerate operation against the terrorists, who have been killing the innocent tribesmen. Taking advantage of the chaos in the areas the terrorists have been finding the time for planning more terrorist attacks the world over.

According to a report from Waziristan tribal region, eight Pakistani troops including a senior general were killed on Wednesday when a military helicopter crashed in an insurgency-hit tribal region bordering Afghanistan, the army said. The chopper came down near the village of Tanai in the mountainous tribal district of South Waziristan after a “technical malfunction,” chief military spokesman Major General Athar Abbas said.

The crash killed Major General Javed Sultan, the commanding officer of the Kohat garrison near the Afghan border, two brigadiers, two pilots and three other personnel, the spokesman said. South Waziristan has been wracked by fierce fighting between Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants and government forces in recent weeks, although the violence has tailed off in recent days. The rugged region is also the hideout of an Al-Qaeda-linked militant commander, Baitullah Mehsud, who is accused by Pakistani and US officials of masterminding the assassination of former premier Benazir Bhutto. Military spokesman Abbas however ruled out any “hostile activity.” Several Pakistani army choppers have crashed in the country’s mountainous northwest in recent years.

A helicopter escorting President Pervez Musharraf to Pakistani Kashmir in October last year crashed and burst into flames, killing four troops. Musharraf’s own helicopter was not affected. Six Pakistani soldiers were killed when another Mi-17 crashed days after the catastrophic October 2005 Pakistan earthquake. The helicopter reportedly came down between the towns of Jandola and Wana. Maj Gen Sultan was a senior officer in charge of fighting Islamist Taleban militants near the Afghan border.

The helicopter reportedly came down between the towns of Jandola and Wana.

Other copter crash victims included Brig Saeed Khan, Brig Afzal Cheema, Lt Col Umar Farooq, Captain Haroon, Capt Shahzad, Capt Naveed and Naik Amir. At least one person was killed and two others seriously injured when a bomb exploded in a scrape godown in Shah Qas Jamrud in Khyber Agency on Wednesday.

According to tehsildar, Khalid Khan Kundi, one person named Baz Muhammad s/o Dal Gul was killed and two others were seriously injured when a bomb exploded in a scrape godown. The injured were rushed to the local hospital. Political administration is investigating the incident.

Another reports said that militants resurfaced in the Frontier Region of Darra Adamkhel on Tuesday and warned local tribesmen of dire consequences if they did not stop cooperating with the government and security forces.

Handbills and pamphlets purportedly distributed in the Darra bazaar by the Islami Taliban and Tehrik-i-Taliban warned local people against cooperating with the army and paramilitary personnel.

The tribal Khasadar force should not escort security personnel during their movement in the area, warned a pamphlet. “If anyone is found violating the Taliban directive they will be considered as agents of the government and will be treated as traitors,” the pamphlet said.Local people who are in government service or in law-enforcement agencies have been asked to quit their jobs and warned that they would be put to death if they did not do so.“The local Taliban would soon reintroduce Islamic system and the people should avoid indulging in un-Islamic activities, like listening to music, using dish antenna, gambling and kidnapping for ransom.”Meanwhile, Kohat’s District Coordination Officer, Kamran Zeb has convened a jirga of the six clans of Darra Adamkhel — Bostikhel, Akhorwal, Sheraki, Zarghunkhel, Tor Chappar and Jawaki — at his office on Wednesday to discuss ways of achieving the objective of the military operation.

The government launched a military operation in Darra Adamkhel on Jan 24 to flush out militant groups from the area. The forces have claimed killing over 70 militants and destroying torture cells, terrorist training camps and a headquarters of the militants during the operation.

Dear Sir, I want to convey the feelings of tribesmen living on Pak-Afghan border. They want your role in tribal areas.

Again thank you very much,

Yours sincerely,

Muhammad Khurshid
Khar, Bajaur Agency,Tribal Areas Pakistan

Pakistan: Muhammad Reprts February 5, 2008

February 4, 2008

Dear John E. Carey
Peace and Freedom

Dear Sir,I hope that you and your team at the Peace and Freedom will be alright. I shall repeat my words that Peace and Freedom has been doing a great job by liberating people of tribal areas from terrorists. Now most of the tribesmen have been recognising the role of Peace and Freedom. What the Peace and Freedom has been writing for the last several months is becoming true. You have been doing a great job. You have been saving the world from further death and destruction.

Now the terrorists after defeat in tribal areas have shifted their activities to big cities of Pakistan. Attack on the Army bus near the General Headquarters is indication that terrorists have been trying to get control of the country.

President Pervez Musharraf must now show seriousness in war on terror otherwise the terrorists may take control of Pakistan, which will be disastrous for the whole world.

There are distrubing reports from Waziristan tribal areas where most of the dreaded terrorists have hiding. According to a newspaper report, A pause in the ongoing military operation against Taliban militants in South Waziristan is being seen as a temporary halt to pave way for a truce in the troubled region, residents and elders believe.

However, Inter-Services Public Relations Director General Major General Athar Abbas told Daily Times he was unaware of any offer from militant leader Baitullah Mehsud as was earlier reported by some media outlets.Asked why the military had stopped advancing or even firing, he said it might be a lull to consolidate their positions, and added that “there is no ceasefire at the moment”.

He said any peace deal was related to the civil administration.

However, an unofficial source privy to previous talks between the government and the Taliban militants in the area said efforts were underway to secure a peace deal.

The source remained elusive when asked if the Taliban had made any offer for a ceasefire with the government. The source added, “There is a temporary ceasefire.”

Although the government has not made an official announcement and reports of scattered incidents of firing have been arriving from certain areas, the two sides are striving to secure a permanent peace deal, the source hoped.

He said the Taliban had not requested tribal elders for negotiations with the government, nor had the government assigned the elders any task to start negotiations. There were yet signs that both sides were inclined to reach a truce to bring calm to the area, the source maintained.

Locals confirmed there had been no artillery shelling by security forces or attacks on checkposts by militants since Friday. The locals believe, however, it might be due to excessive snowfall in some areas.

Reports about a ceasefire offer by Mehsud have appeared at a time when troops have made advances against militants in Waziristan, and army officials say they have come close to hideouts of the militant commander.

Dear Sir, I want to present my gratitude for you kindness and love.

Thank you very much,

Yours sincerely,

Muhammad Khurshid
Khar, Bajaur Agency,Tribal Areas Pakistan

Pakistan: Talibanization and Nukes

February 2, 2008

By Arnaud de Borchgrave
The Washington Times
February 1, 2008

One wing of the Taliban movement wants to give its top priority to demoralizing and evicting the U.S. and its NATO allies from Afghanistan.

The other, led by Baitullah Mehsud, who is said to have ordered Benazir Bhutto’s assassination, wants to focus on the Talibanization of Pakistan. Mullah Mohammad Omar, the one-eyed Taliban leader whose movement was deposed and who has been in hiding since the U.S.-led invasion a month after September 11, 2001, resurfaced — long enough to fire Mehsud.

Mehsud, a Pakistani Talib warlord, let be known that while he remained loyal to Mullah Omar, he also remained “the Amir of Tehrik-Taliban Pakistan” and it wasn’t much longer before both sides denied his expulsion.

He certainly echoed Mullah Omar when he spoke with an Al Jazeera television reporter….

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Muhammad Reports from Tribal Areas, Pakistan, 3 February 2008

February 2, 2008

Dear John E. Carey
Peace and Freedom

Dear Sir,

I hope you and your team at the Peace and Freedom will be alright. Some interesting events have been taking place in Pakistan.

A private TV channel of Pakistan in the evening telecast a breaking news that dreaded Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud offered talks to the government of Pakistan.

Actually Baitullah Mehsud got importance after the murder of PPP chairperson Benazir Bhutto.

I think a group within the army that always extended support to terrorists realised that they have been facing defeat and this is the reason that now they have been offering talks to the government.

This is my firm belief accepting the offer for talks from the militants means giving them more time to organise themselves.

According to majority of tribesmen, now the war on terrorism should come to a logical conclusion.

Those who are involved in terrorism should be dealt with severely. President Musharraf must be told in clear term dealing with terrorists should not be made. Though there are some Taliban militants with the goverment can hold talks, but Baitullah Mehsud is involved in the murder of Benazir Bhutto so he must be dealt with as criminal.

Situation in some parts of tribal areas is still fluid as the terrorists have still been trying to assert themselves. Your role is very important. I want to tell you that now the situation has changed as terrorists are on the run.

You and your Peace and Freedom fellows have been enjoying the support of tribal people as you did a lot for them. They have been waiting for your visit to tribal areas.

Again thank you very much,

Yours sincerely,

Muhammad Khurshid
Khar, Bajaur Agency,Tribal Areas Pakistan