Skip to comments.More Than 300,000 Pakistanis Flee Embattled North Waziristan Tribal Region
Posted on 06/21/2014 12:00:32 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
The assault essentially ended Pakistan's chances of further dialogue with the militants, who have been working for years to overthrow the Pakistani government and establish a Sharia-based caliphate, resulting in the deaths of tens of thousands of civilian and army forces in the area.
"Our valiant armed forces have been tasked to eliminate these terrorists regardless of hue and color, along with their sanctuaries," the Parkistan army said in a statement. "With the support of the entire nation, and in coordination with other state institutions and law enforcement agencies, these enemies of the state will be denied space anywhere across the country."
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Heading for America!
There are some 50 million refuges in the World today all Fleeing ISLAM
This is horrible. The least we can do is offer them US citizenship! /sarc
Let them all kill each other, and dream of their virgins in Paradise. I continue to try to convert the ones I meet here.
War in North-West Pakistan From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Part of the Global War on Terrorism
Date: 16 March 2004 ongoing for 10 years, 3 months and 5 days
Location: Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as NWFP) in northwest Pakistan
Status: Ongoing insurgency
Belligerents WHITE HATS:
Local Peace Committees
US Army Special Forces
US Air Force
Insurgent groups BLACK HATS
Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan
East Turkestan Islamic Movement
Baloch Liberation Army
Commanders and leaders
Pakistan Presidents: Pervez Musharraf (20042008), Asif Ali Zardari (20082013), Mamnoon Hussain (2013 )
Prime Ministers: Shaukat Aziz (20042007), Yousaf Raza Gillani (20082012), Nawaz Sharif (2013 )
Chairmen JCS: Tariq Majid (20072010), Shameem Wynne (20102013), Rashad Mahmood (2013 )
Army Chiefs: Ashfaq Parvez Kayani (20072013), Raheel Sharif (2013 )
DG ISI: Nadeem Taj (20072008), Shuja Pasha (20082012), Zaheerul Islam (2012 )
Commander XI Corps: Masood Aslam (20072010), Asif Yasin Malik (20102011), Khalid Rabbani (2011 )
IG: Frontier Corps: Alam Khattak (20062008), Tariq Khan (20082010), Nadir Zeb (20102012), Ghayur Mehmood (2012 )
Air Chief: Tavier Ahmad (20062009), Rao Suleman (20092012), Tahir Rafique Butt (2012 ) **Sidenote: "BUTT" is a common Pakistani name. I think it FITS beautifully.
Naval Chiefs: Afzal Tahir (20052008), Noman Bashir (20082011), Asif Sandila (2011 )
United States Presidents: George Bush (20042009), Barack Obama (2009 - )
Pakistan Taliban: Tehrik-i-Taliban, Maulana Fazlullah (current commander), Khan Saeed Mehsud Sajna (contender for power), Hakimullah Mehsud , Abdullah Mehsud , Baitullah Mehsud , Maulvi Nazir , Hafiz Gul Bahadur, Faqir Mohammed (POW), Adnan Rashid , Nek Muhammad Wazir , Mangal Bagh, Abdul Rashid Ghazi , Abdul Aziz Ghazim, Sufi Muhammad (POW), Nasib Zada ,
al-Qaeda: Osama bin Laden , Ayman al-Zawahiri, Ilyas Kashmiri , Mohammad Hasan Khalil al-Hakim , Atiyah Abd al-Rahman , Abu Laith al-Libi , Abu Yahya al-Libi , Abu-Zaid al Kuwaiti , Fahid Mohammed Ally Msalam , Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan , Sheikh Fateh
140,000 Pakistani troops
Unknown no. of air squadrons of Navy and PAF fighter jets, including JF-17 and F-16 jets
~(about) 10,000 Frontier Corps
U.S. Special Forces
~20,000 Hakimullah Mehsud's Taliban
~7,000 TTP militia ~2000 Lashkar-e-Islam militia,
~1000 TNSM militia (Couldn't find them on the Internet.)
~700 IMU (Islamic movement of Uzbekistan)
Casualties and losses
5,000 soldiers killed
8,671+ soldiers wounded
857+ soldiers and policemen captured (558 released),
two P-3C Orion aircraft destroyed
*Tribes: 235+ killed
**United States: 15 soldiers killed
*27,904 militants, A.K.A. "insurgents" killed (from January 2003 to June 2014)
thousands captured, their specific affiliations unknown
Over 3.44 million civilians displaced
*18,494 48,782 civilians killed (20042013) including
11 Frenchmen, 4 Chinese, 3 Americans, 1 Czech, 1 Dane, 1 Pole, 1 Turk and 1 Vietnamese
War in North-West Pakistan
The War in North-West Pakistan is an armed conflict involving NATO, Pakistan, and the armed militant groups such as the Taliban, LeI, TNSM, alQaeda, regional armed movements, and elements of organized crime.
The armed conflict began in 2004 when tensions, rooted in the Pakistan Army's search for al-Qaeda fighters in Pakistan's mountainous Waziristan area (in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas), escalated into armed resistance.
Pakistan's actions were presented as its contribution to the international War on Terror. Clashes further erupted between unified Pakistan Armed Forces and the Central Asian militant groups, allied with the Arab fighters, in 200810. The foreign militants were joined by Pakistani non-military veterans of the Afghan war in West, which subsequently established the TTP and other militant umbrella organizations such as LeI. The TNSM established in 1992 allied with the TTP and LeI.
The war depleted the country's manpower resources and the outcomes outlined a deep effect on its national economy since Pakistan had joined the U.S-led War on Terror. According to the Ministry of Finance (MoF) statistics and mathematical data survey collections, the economy has suffered direct and indirect losses of up to ~$67.93 billion since 2001 due to its role as a "front line state."
According to the MoF-issued Pakistan Economic Survey 201011, "Pakistan has never witnessed such a devastating social and economic upheaval in its industry, even after dismemberment of the country by a direct war with India in 1971."