Mullah Omar Aides Captured; Lal Masjid Assassins Captured

UPDATE: Taleban aides of Mullah Omar arrested

[h/t Ornery Elephant] this is looking like the country-wide crackdown that I’ve been expecting for awhile. Continue reading “Mullah Omar Aides Captured; Lal Masjid Assassins Captured”

Breaking: Deranged Leftist Shoots Serviceman on the 4th

The mainstream press is doing their best to cover this up — however Charles and the Lizards uncovered the fact that there were two suicide notes with anti-military and antigovernment rants in them. Little Green Footballs.

Pakistan Readies Operation in Swat

Pakistan might be unlimbering troops in Swat  in Malakand to ready them for an operation against the radical mullah, Maulana Fazalullah, who has called for insurrection to support Lal Masjid. The mullah has known associations and sympathies for the Lal Masjid clerics, the Taliban, and Al Qaeda; many of the students in the red mosque also come from the Swat area and are part of his “Tehreek Nafaz-e-Shariat Muhammadi” (TNSM — Movement for the Enforcement of Islamic Laws.) Continue reading “Pakistan Readies Operation in Swat”

Lal Masjid Update: SSG Commander Haroon ul-Islam Dead

pakistan-flag.jpgSSG Commander (Lt. Colonel) Haroon ul Islam succumbed to the wounds he recieved in the fighting Friday, and passed away on Sunday.

This comment from Metroblogging tells you what you need know about Lt. Colonel Haroon Islam:

That Commander was leading from the front, not like these cowards hiding behind the hostages or running in a Burqa.

Update: President Musharraf and honor guard attend Lt. Colonel Haroon Islam’s funeral, from AP Pakistan:

lt-colonel-haroon-islam.jpgPresident General Pervez Musharraf, Vice Chief of Army Staff General Ahsan Saleem Hyat Sunday morning attended the Nimaz-e-Jinaza of martyred Army Officer Lt Col Haroon-ul-Islam and offered Fateha. A large number of other senior civil and military Officers and relatives of the Shaheed officer attended Nimaza-e-Jinaza held at Chaklala.
Lieutenant Colonel Haroon Islam, embraced martyrdom on Saturday in an operation against the militants, entrenched at Lal Masjid and Jamia Hafsa, in the federal capital. A smartly turned out contingent of the Army presented Guard of Honour to the Shaheed Lieutenant Colonel Haroon ul Islam.

Update: There are also reports of Uzbek foreign nationals inside, and  it appears that the authorities have the lines bugged. They have picked up background conversation and cell conversations in Arabic. This should come as no surprise, since both brothers have known ties to Non-Pakistani extremists. The surprising thing was the reports of Mehsud fighters in the mosque earlier, since I do not believe the two groups would mix at this time. Two militants attacked from outside using heavy weapons Sunday, but were shot down.

UPDATE: BBC picks up the story on Al Qaida aligned terror group members inside Lal Masjid.

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