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Missile kills Pakistan tribal head
CNN ^ | Friday, June 18 | Syed Mohsin Naqvi

Posted on 06/17/2004 11:16:30 PM PDT by AdmSmith

ISLAMABAD (CNN) -- A tribal leader accused of harboring Al Qaeda militants in Pakistan's western border region was killed Thursday night in a targeted missile strike, according to Pakistan intelligence sources. The Associated Press quoted an army spokesman Friday as identifying the tribal leader as Nek Mohammed, a former Taliban fighter.

He was killed late Thursday at the home of another tribal chief, the spokesman said.

"We were tracking him down and he was killed last night by our hand," Maj. Gen. Shaukat Sultan told The Associated Press.

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They finally got him.
1 posted on 06/17/2004 11:16:30 PM PDT by AdmSmith
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To: AdmSmith

Background here http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1137369/posts


2 posted on 06/17/2004 11:17:44 PM PDT by AdmSmith
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To: AdmSmith

Allahu Fubar!


3 posted on 06/17/2004 11:18:52 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty
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To: Dog; Boot Hill; nuconvert

Nek Mohammed is no more.


4 posted on 06/17/2004 11:20:26 PM PDT by AdmSmith
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To: AdmSmith

Go Mushie! Go Pakis! Join Civilization, as so many of you have done by re-locating to the USA. I've got to think the Pakis get it. They can chose the future (with us) or the 8th century (against us).


5 posted on 06/17/2004 11:27:46 PM PDT by jocon307 (help....I lost my tagline! wait I found it: Immigration Moratorium NOW!)
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To: sheik yerbouty; jocon307; AdmSmith
Jubiliant Karachi Shiite:

Yes, yazid! You have earned the white-hot wrath of the Pakastani military. And I'm not talkin' 'bout the good "white-hot wrath", I'm talkin' 'bout some sweet surface-to-surface missile action b****! Just because those pieces of crap were cobbled together from the spare parts of Yugos and rusted Kalashnikov rifles does not mean that they cannot still tear you a new one Yazid!

P.S. Yes, this is Donkey Kong's new screen name. Deal with it.

6 posted on 06/17/2004 11:48:18 PM PDT by The Scourge of Yazid
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To: AdmSmith

Beautiful.


7 posted on 06/17/2004 11:50:49 PM PDT by Poundstone
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To: Poundstone; jocon307; F14 Pilot; LoudRepublicangirl; sheik yerbouty
Karachi Shiite guy, once again:

Yes, you dhimmis are probably wondering why there is an extra "i" in the word jubilant. No? Well, let me just edify you mukruh pigs. It is the eye which I use to pimp slap indolent, vile yazids. You're next Ayman al-Zawahiri! You better keep those glasses handy, so that you can watch me as I kick your ass all the way back to Cairo, b****!

Seriously, this is a great story.

Finally, some good news on the WOT front!

8 posted on 06/18/2004 12:02:32 AM PDT by The Scourge of Yazid
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To: AdmSmith

Surprise! al Jazeera writes about it:
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/3E237C3E-BBE8-4831-B04F-1A00355FE95D.htm

Pakistani forces have killed a renegade tribal leader allied with suspected al-Qaida fighters in an overnight mortar assault on a mud-brick fortress near the Afghan border.

Nek Muhammad, a former Taliban fighter who led fierce resistance to the Pakistan army's effort to flush out foreign fighters from the rugged tribal belt, died along with four others late on Thursday at the home of another tribal chief.

"We were tracking him down and he was killed last night by our hand," said Major General Shaukat Sultan. He was killed in the attack in Pir Bagh, near Wana, the main town in South Waziristan.

Muhammad's men are responsible for several deadly ambushes against the army and led a group of heavily armed holdouts during a March standoff that left more than 120 people dead.

He later agreed to cooperate with authorities, but reneged on promises to turn over foreign fighters, prompting the latest round of hostilities.

Possible hideout

The area is considered a possible hideout for al-Qaida leader Usama bin Laden, though there is no hard intelligence on his whereabouts.

Muhammad's death marks a major victory for the Pakistani army, which has been embarrassed by its forces' heavy losses in fighting with the armed men.

Pakistan, a key ally of the United States in its "war on terror", has launched several operations in South Waziristan in the past year to flush out suspected al-Qaida fighters.

Hundreds of foreign fighters, including Arabs, Central Asians and Afghans, are still believed to be hiding there.

A major assault in South Waziristan ending early this week left at least 72 people dead, including 17 soldiers.


9 posted on 06/18/2004 12:20:25 AM PDT by AdmSmith
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To: AdmSmith
Didn't this jackass ever watch The Untouchables?

Or any film dealing with organized crime, for that matter?

If you're going to attempt a 'hit' on the big boss, make sure that the bullet connects with its target. Otherwise, you're ass is grass!

Somehow, I don't think that Pakistani tribal leaders are the brightest people on this planet.

10 posted on 06/18/2004 12:39:13 AM PDT by The Scourge of Yazid
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To: AdmSmith

Go Mushie!!!!!


11 posted on 06/18/2004 2:12:24 AM PDT by Dog (In Memory of Pat Tillman ---- ---- ---- American Hero.)
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To: AdmSmith

There must be a school somewhere that all these clowns go to. Nek Mohammad, Zaeef, even Baghdad Bob all had the same sneer as they lied through their teeth, as if to say, "Yeah, I'm lying, but you can't prove it."

Hope that missile hit old Nek right in the chops. Serves him right for agreeing to register the militants, and then denying his own quoted statements.

There may yet be some reaction, though. Another jihadi (PPP) bit the bullet in Karachi today, and his cronies walked out of the legislature to set up mass protests over it.

Mushie's sitting on a powder keg which in turn is sitting on thin ice. If things start to melt down over there, I hope some...qualified individuals...are still watching the nukes.

I also hope Pervez has his succession ducks lined up in neat and bulletproof rows. With over a million men under arms, plus every other person also armed but not officially, and the situation in Karachi and Kashmir and the Frontier region, this all could get real ugly, real fast.


12 posted on 06/18/2004 2:29:28 AM PDT by jeffers
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To: sheik yerbouty

He fought the law and the law won!


13 posted on 06/18/2004 2:33:54 AM PDT by dennisw ("Allah FUBAR!")
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To: jeffers

Most of these persons are illiterates, and can only recite parts of the Qu'ran. They learned it in the local madrassa. Musharraf has allocated money in the new budget for real scools.
Nek contracted Malaria a few weeks ago, a not uncommon fate in these areas.

Here is more info on the end of Nek.
http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=531765&section=news

Pakistan kills pro-al Qaeda tribal leader
Fri 18 June, 2004 09:43




By Hafiz Wazir

WANA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani forces have killed a top tribal warrior and four comrades who had sheltered al Qaeda fighters in overnight raids on a mud compound in a remote tribal region bordering Afghanistan, officials say.

Nek Mohammad, who protected al Qaeda-linked foreign militants in the semi-autonomous South Waziristan tribal belt, was killed near the region's main town of Wana, 400 km (250 miles) southwest of Islamabad, an intelligence official said on Friday requesting anonymity.

Military spokesman Major General Shaukat Sultan said the military attacked Mohammad's hideout overnight after receiving reports that he had taken refuge there.

"He has been killed with four other terrorists," Sultan said in Islamabad. "It is a big success in the war against terror," he added, refusing to give further details of the operation.

Pakistan has been battling al Qaeda-linked militants and tribesmen sheltering them for months in a campaign to rid the country of Islamic radicals.

Up to 600 foreign militants, including Uzbeks, Arabs and Chechens who joined the U.S.-funded insurgency against Soviet forces in Afghanistan in the 1980s, are believed to be living in tribal areas, although dozens have been killed in recent clashes.

Thousands of mourners gathered for Mohammad's funeral in the village of Kalosha, near Wana. People wept and many at first refused to believe the turbaned and black-bearded 27-year-old had been killed.

His body lay on a low cot wrapped in a white sheet, his face showing scars and bruises, witnesses said.

Mohammad Noor, a local tribesman who saw the warrior die in hospital, said he had lost a leg in overnight fighting and one arm was badly wounded.

"He was a brave man," said Noor. "His last words were 'Allahu Akbar' (God is Greatest)."

In an interview with Reuters last month, Mohammad extolled the virtues of the "jihad", or holy war in cases where he said Muslims were repressed by infidels.

He joined the Taliban in neighbouring Afghanistan when the United States launched its war to topple the hardline militia in late 2001, but aides said he had not fought there since.

FEAR OF BACKLASH

The death of Mohammad raises fresh fears of a violent backlash by militants in Pakistani cities, senior officials said.

A wave of deadly attacks on religious and military targets in the southern port city of Karachi in recent months has been linked to operations against militants and their tribal allies.

In the latest crackdown in tribal areas that ended last week, more than 56 militant suspects and 17 soldiers were killed.

The Pakistani military said the government would continue to pursue a political solution to tribal issues after an April deal whereby foreign fighters who registered with the government would be granted amnesty fell through.

Mohammad was one of five tribesmen who surrendered to the government in that deal but he brought in no foreigners.

U.S. forces in Afghanistan have been urging Pakistan to do more to root out what they call "terrorists" in tribal areas.

The 20,000-strong U.S.-led force wants to create a "hammer and anvil" effect along the rugged border between the two countries to trap al Qaeda and Taliban fighters, possibly including Osama bin Laden and his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri.

Previous Pakistani operations have netted no top al Qaeda and Taliban figures, and Afghan officials say Islamabad has failed to crack down on militants it says cross into Afghanistan to wage a bloody insurgency ahead of elections in September.


14 posted on 06/18/2004 2:43:40 AM PDT by AdmSmith
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To: jeffers
Another jihadi (PPP) bit the bullet in Karachi today, and his cronies walked out of the legislature to set up mass protests over it.

I would not say that PPP are jihadist. Munawwar Suharwardy, Sindh PPP information secretary and a close confidant of Ms Benazir Bhutto, was shot dead in a targeted killing on Thursday afternoon near the busy Guru Mandir intersection. He was probably killed by a jihadist.
15 posted on 06/18/2004 3:13:10 AM PDT by AdmSmith
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To: AdmSmith

Thank you for the correction, that is a critical mistake on my part.

It is late, there is much going on, and because I have been expecting political resistance from the jihadists in response to the tribal offensives, when I heard the assembly had walked out in protest, I made a quick and inaccurate assumption.

From what I've read of Ms. Bhutto, it would indeed seem unlikely for her to consort with jihadists.

Without dismissing or minimizing my error, I would like to say that any assassination isn't going to calm things down over there, and the risks still apply.

Once again, sorry for any confusion resulting from my post.


16 posted on 06/18/2004 3:48:16 AM PDT by jeffers
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To: AdmSmith

HEY!

Remember this?

To: AdmSmith
Time for them to lob some missiles on Nek.
40 posted on 06/10/2004 2:43:11 PM PDT by nuconvert

You think they were lurking here?


17 posted on 06/18/2004 3:56:49 AM PDT by nuconvert ("America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins." ( Azadi baraye Iran)
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To: AdmSmith

Nek Mohammed [front] addresses a jirga (tribal meeting) in Wana

18 posted on 06/18/2004 4:00:27 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: AdmSmith

"...Missile kills Pakistan tribal head..."
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Alternative titles:
The head is dead.
Nek gets necked.
Pak gets popped.


19 posted on 06/18/2004 4:02:24 AM PDT by DefCon
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To: nuconvert

Yes, ISI reads everything that is written about Pakistan here at FR.


20 posted on 06/18/2004 4:05:24 AM PDT by AdmSmith
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