Pakistani Army sends 60 jihadists to hell

by Kal El on September 24, 2008 · View Comments

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All in a day’s work. But too bad it wasn’t 6,000 instead of 60. Not to worry, they (the Pakistani military) will get there.

60 Pakistan militants slain

Published Date: September 24, 2008

PESHAWAR: Pakistani troops backed by helicopter gunships killed 60 Taleban and Al-Qaeda militants near the Afghan border, just days after the Marriott Hotel was bombed, officials said yesterday. Clashes erupted with Islamist fighters near the troubled northwestern city of Peshawar, where a soldier was also killed, and separately in the volatile tribal frontier region of Bajaur, they said. In northern Swat, another hub of unrest, at least five people were killed in police firing and three bank branches burn
t in rioting by a mob protesting this week’s killing of three children allegedly in mortar attack by security forces.

Pakistan’s new civilian government vowed at the weekend to crack down on militant “hotspots” in the wake of Saturday’s devastating suicide attack on the hotel in Islamabad, in which at least 60 people died. In the biggest battle, troops on Monday launched a “search and cordon” operation to clear extremists from a strategic road tunnel and other hideouts in Dara Adam Khel, a restive region just outside Peshawar, the army said. “Helicopter gunships and artillery are pounding the miscreants’ hideouts. More th
an 50 miscreants have been killed so far and one soldier was also martyred,” military spokesman Major Murad Khan said.

Khan said troops took control on Monday of the Japanese-built Kohat tunnel, a key road leading out of Peshawar that was occupied by hardline forces last month. Soldiers were now carrying out operations in the main bazaar in Dara Adam Khel, which is home to Pakistan’s biggest private weapons market, he said. Peshawar remains on high alert after gunmen kidnapped Afghanistan’s incoming ambassador, Abdul Khaliq Farahi, and shot dead his driver in the city on Monday. “We strongly suspect Farahi has been moved t
o some tribal district,” possibly Dara Adam Khel, a senior police officer involved in the hunt for the envoy told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Separately Pakistani troops killed six militants in a mortar attack on a militant vehicle, and another four in a gun battle in Bajaur on Monday, in both cases after rebels tried to attack security checkposts, officials said. Pakistani forces launched an operation in Bajaur last month, which officials say has left more than 800 people, mostly militants, dead. Nearly 300,000 residents have been displaced by the fighting. Analysts say the Marriott attack in Islamabad was likely in revenge for the offensive in
Bajaur-which is believed to be the hideout of Osama bin Laden’s Egyptian deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Pakistani officials say an Al-Qaeda cell based in Islamabad was believed to be behind the hotel blast, in which a suicide bomber rammed a truck into the outer gates of the Marriott. The attack has increased pressure on Islamabad to crack down on Al-Qaeda and Taleban militants in Pakistan’s tribal regions who are also accused of launching attacks on US and NATO troops in neighboring Afghanistan. Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari was due to hold his first face-to-face talks with US counterpart George W Bus
h yesterday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on the mounting violence.

Tensions between the allies in the “war on terror,” launched in 2001 after Al-Qaeda’s September 11 attacks, are at an all-time high after a series of incursions into Pakistan by US-led forces based in Afghanistan. Pakistani officials said their troops had fired into the air on Sunday to repel two US helicopter gunships approaching the tribal belt from Afghanistan. In a further indication of the instability in Pakistan, British Airways said it had “indefinitely” cancelled its six weekly flights to Islamabad
because of the turmoil. – AFP

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  • IRRELEVANT

    YOU PEOPLE ARE INSANE… TELL ME SOMETHING, HOW MANY PEOPLE HAS GEORGE BUSH MURDERED IN THE NAME OF GOD? DOESNT HE CLAIM TO BE A CHRISTAIN?? WHAT ABOUT HENRY KISSINGER WHO WAS BEHIND THE VIETNAM WAR?? DOESNT HE CLAIM TO BE A JEW?? HOW MANY PEOPLE DIED IN VIETNAM??? WHAT ABOUT THE GAZA BOMBING?? HOW MANY AMERICANS HAVE MUSLIMS MURDERED?? AND HOW MANY MUSLIMS HAVE AMERICANS MURDERED?? LOOK AT THE NUMBERS, WHO IS DOING ALL THE KILLING HERE??? THE TALIBAN CANT EVEN PAY FOR THEIR BULLETS, LET ALONE POSE ANY KIND OF THREAT TO THE MIGHTY WEST, IS THIS A JOKE?? ARE WE SUPPOSED TO BELIVE THERE IS A SOPHISTICATED ORIGINIZATON WHO IS CAPABLE OF ATTACKING WASHINGTON AND THEY OPERATE THROUGH A FREAKIN CAVE??????? ARE U SERIOUS?… YOU CALL ISLAM EVIL BUT ALL YOUR LEADERS CALL THEMSELVES CHRISTIANS AND DO DISPICABLE THINGS IN THE NAME OF GOD… DO U HAVE NO SENSE?? CAN YOU IMAGINE IF MUSLIMS WERE OCCUPYING AMERICAN SOIL??? DOES THAT EVEN SOUND POSSIBLE???? U CANNOT COMPARE THE NUMBER OF PALISTINIANS DEAD TO THE NUMBER OF ISRAELIS DEAD, AND THEN THEY BOMB THE GAZA STRIP, HAVE MUSLIMS EVER DONE A MASSACRES LIKE THE ONES THAT TOOK PLACE AGAINST MUSLIMS IN GAZA, BOSNIA ETC.?? LOOK AT THE NUMBERS PEOPLE AND REALIZE WHO IS THE AGGRESSOR

  • Storm_Rider

    “HOW MANY PEOPLE HAS GEORGE BUSH MURDERED IN THE NAME OF GOD?”

    None. Waging just war in defense of national life and liberty is not murder; and it is not done in the name of God.

    “DOESNT HE CLAIM TO BE A CHRISTAIN??”

    Yes, but President Bush did not wage war in the name of Christ.

    “HOW MANY PEOPLE DIED IN VIETNAM???”

    The Vietnam War was part of the Cold War (not a cold war at all – it was a hot war against the Totalitarian International Communist Empire – centered on the Soviet Union) which was also just war in defense of national life and liberty. Besides, it doesn't matter that we killed more of enemy; that is the point of fighting war – to make the enemy die for his totalitarian country or movement rather than you die for your free country.

    “THE TALIBAN CANT EVEN PAY FOR THEIR BULLETS, LET ALONE POSE ANY KIND OF THREAT TO THE MIGHTY WEST, IS THIS A JOKE??”

    No joke, the International Islamo-Fascist Alliance is real; and it is composed of well-funded oil-rich Islamic Fascist nations (Saudi Arabia, Iraq under Saddam Hussein), Syria, etc.) and Islamist Terrorist Nations and Islamist Terror groups (Iran, Taliban under Taliban rule, al Qaeda, Hezbollah, etc.). This two-headed monster of Islamo-Fascist nations and terror groups have the option of waging conventional war, asymmetrical war (terrorism etc.) or political war (undermining the morale and political systems of free nations), so your point about affording bullets is wrong. With Saudi money they can afford all the bullets they need, but waging asymmetrical and political war requires few or no bullets.

    http://fora.tv/2007/11/30/Norman_Podhoretz#chap

    Totalitarian Islam is the aggressor, and I hope and pray that we kill more of them (many more) than they kill (us); just as it occurred in World War II against Nazi Germany.

  • Storm_Rider

    I should have said: Afghanistan under Taliban rule,…

  • Storm_Rider

    “LOOK AT THE NUMBERS PEOPLE AND REALIZE WHO IS THE AGGRESSOR”

    World War II Deaths of Nazi Germany:
    * Military: 5,533,000
    * Civilian: 1,540,000

    World War II Deaths of Imperial Japan:
    * Military: 2,120,000
    * Civilian: 580,000

    World War II Deaths of the United States:
    * Military: 416,800
    * Civilian: 1,700

    The United States not only faught a just war during World War II; we fought a smart war, because we killed far more of our enemy. Sew the wind – reap the whirlwind.

  • IRRELEVANT

    YOU PEOPLE ARE INSANE… TELL ME SOMETHING, HOW MANY PEOPLE HAS GEORGE BUSH MURDERED IN THE NAME OF GOD? DOESNT HE CLAIM TO BE A CHRISTAIN?? WHAT ABOUT HENRY KISSINGER WHO WAS BEHIND THE VIETNAM WAR?? DOESNT HE CLAIM TO BE A JEW?? HOW MANY PEOPLE DIED IN VIETNAM??? WHAT ABOUT THE GAZA BOMBING?? HOW MANY AMERICANS HAVE MUSLIMS MURDERED?? AND HOW MANY MUSLIMS HAVE AMERICANS MURDERED?? LOOK AT THE NUMBERS, WHO IS DOING ALL THE KILLING HERE??? THE TALIBAN CANT EVEN PAY FOR THEIR BULLETS, LET ALONE POSE ANY KIND OF THREAT TO THE MIGHTY WEST, IS THIS A JOKE?? ARE WE SUPPOSED TO BELIVE THERE IS A SOPHISTICATED ORIGINIZATON WHO IS CAPABLE OF ATTACKING WASHINGTON AND THEY OPERATE THROUGH A FREAKIN CAVE??????? ARE U SERIOUS?… YOU CALL ISLAM EVIL BUT ALL YOUR LEADERS CALL THEMSELVES CHRISTIANS AND DO DISPICABLE THINGS IN THE NAME OF GOD… DO U HAVE NO SENSE?? CAN YOU IMAGINE IF MUSLIMS WERE OCCUPYING AMERICAN SOIL??? DOES THAT EVEN SOUND POSSIBLE???? U CANNOT COMPARE THE NUMBER OF PALISTINIANS DEAD TO THE NUMBER OF ISRAELIS DEAD, AND THEN THEY BOMB THE GAZA STRIP, HAVE MUSLIMS EVER DONE A MASSACRES LIKE THE ONES THAT TOOK PLACE AGAINST MUSLIMS IN GAZA, BOSNIA ETC.?? LOOK AT THE NUMBERS PEOPLE AND REALIZE WHO IS THE AGGRESSOR

  • Storm_Rider

    “HOW MANY PEOPLE HAS GEORGE BUSH MURDERED IN THE NAME OF GOD?”

    None. Waging just war in defense of national life and liberty is not murder; and it is not done in the name of God.

    “DOESNT HE CLAIM TO BE A CHRISTAIN??”

    Yes, but President Bush did not wage war in the name of Christ.

    “HOW MANY PEOPLE DIED IN VIETNAM???”

    The Vietnam War was part of the Cold War (not a cold war at all – it was a hot war against the Totalitarian International Communist Empire – centered on the Soviet Union) which was also just war in defense of national life and liberty. Besides, it doesn't matter that we killed more of enemy; that is the point of fighting war – to make the enemy die for his totalitarian country or movement rather than you die for your free country.

    “THE TALIBAN CANT EVEN PAY FOR THEIR BULLETS, LET ALONE POSE ANY KIND OF THREAT TO THE MIGHTY WEST, IS THIS A JOKE??”

    No joke, the International Islamo-Fascist Alliance is real; and it is composed of well-funded oil-rich Islamic Fascist nations (Saudi Arabia, Iraq under Saddam Hussein), Syria, etc.) and Islamist Terrorist Nations and Islamist Terror groups (Iran, Taliban under Taliban rule, al Qaeda, Hezbollah, etc.). This two-headed monster of Islamo-Fascist nations and terror groups have the option of waging conventional war, asymmetrical war (terrorism etc.) or political war (undermining the morale and political systems of free nations), so your point about affording bullets is wrong. With Saudi money they can afford all the bullets they need, but waging asymmetrical and political war requires few or no bullets.

    http://fora.tv/2007/11/30/Norman_Podhoretz#chap

    Totalitarian Islam is the aggressor, and I hope and pray that we kill more of them (many more) than they kill (us); just as it occurred in World War II against Nazi Germany.

  • Storm_Rider

    I should have said: Afghanistan under Taliban rule,…

  • Storm_Rider

    “LOOK AT THE NUMBERS PEOPLE AND REALIZE WHO IS THE AGGRESSOR”

    World War II Deaths of Nazi Germany:
    * Military: 5,533,000
    * Civilian: 1,540,000

    World War II Deaths of Imperial Japan:
    * Military: 2,120,000
    * Civilian: 580,000

    World War II Deaths of the United States:
    * Military: 416,800
    * Civilian: 1,700

    The United States not only faught a just war during World War II; we fought a smart war, because we killed far more of our enemy. Sew the wind – reap the whirlwind.

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