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Monday, April 23, 2007

Mullah Omar's Deputy Surrounded; Offered Chance To Live, Or Die

You do have to enjoy how these animals think they can do almost anything, and face no repercussions. Mullah Dadullah, Mullah Omar's chief aide, seems to have himself in a pickle. According to to this AP report, over 200 Taliban fighters are surrounded in an Afghan village:

(Hat-Tip: Allah @ Hot-Air)

Afghan forces have trapped up to 200 Taliban fighters in a southern village, possibly including the militia's military commander, demanding they surrender or come under attack, Afghan officials said Monday.

Afghan police and government officials said the suspected Taliban fighters were surrounded as they gathered for a meeting in the mountain village of Keshay in Uruzgan province on Saturday. ...

Khan told The Associated Press that Mullah Dadullah, a close aide to Taliban supreme leader Mullah Omar, and other regional Taliban commanders were at the meeting when the village was surrounded. The security forces were still positioned around the village on Monday, he said.

"We are trying to get him to surrender and to arrest these Taliban without fighting," he said. ...

Killing or capturing Dadullah would be a major victory for the Afghan government and its foreign backers. A NATO airstrike killed senior Taliban commander Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Osmani in southern Helmand province in December.

Omar's whereabouts have remained a mystery ever since the U.S.-led invasion drove the Taliban from power in 2001.

It would be ideal if he could be captured. Allah notes that he is an intelligence gold mine, and while he may not want to be taken alive, we must do everything we can to ensure he is captured and not killed. He has been nicknamed the "Taliban Zarqawi" due to his propensity for sadistic violence, and his use of video for propoganda purposes. We could have captured Zarqawi in Iraq, but it was simply not in the cards. And while I share the sentiments of dispatching this animal to Allah, I would much rather prefer to hear him sing like a canary instead. That would be because he seems to have a fair amount of meetings not only with Mullah Omar, but also with Osama himself.

In more news regarding the war, Hugh Hewitt picked up an intelligence report from the Brits regarding a possible large-scale attack that would be on "par with Hiroshima and Nagaskaki" and all with Iranian help:

AL-QAIDA leaders in Iraq are planning the first 'large-scale' terrorist attacks on Britain and other western targets with the help of supporters in Iran, according to a leaked intelligence report.

Spy chiefs warn that one operative had said he was planning an attack on “a par with Hiroshima and Nagasaki” in an attempt to “shake the Roman throne”, a reference to the West. Another plot could be timed to coincide with Tony Blair stepping down as prime minister, an event described by Al-Qaida planners as a “change in the head of the company”.

The report, produced earlier this month and seen by The Sunday Times, appears to provide evidence that Al-Qaida is active in Iran and has ambitions far beyond the improvised attacks it has been waging against British and American soldiers in Iraq.

There is no evidence of a formal relationship between Al-Qaida, a Sunni group, and the Shi’ite regime of President Mah-moud Ahmadinejad, but experts suggest that Iran’s leaders may be turning a blind eye to the terrorist organisation’s activities.

The intelligence report also makes it clear that senior Al-Qaida figures in the region have been in recent contact with operatives in Britain. It follows revelations last year that up to 150 Britons had travelled to Iraq to fight as part of Al-Qaida’s “foreign legion”. A number are thought to have returned to the UK, after receiving terrorist training, to form sleeper cells.

The report was compiled by the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) - based at MI5’s London headquarters - and provides a quarterly review of the international terror threat to Britain. It draws a distinction between Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaida’s core leadership, who are thought to be hiding on the Afghan-Pakistan border, and affiliated organisations elsewhere.

Does this actually surprise anyone? We know that Iran has turned a blind eye to the theology dividing them and al-Qaeda. The basis for that supposition would be the fact that Iran has been smuggling weapons and munitions over the border to the terrorists and insurgents in Iraq. Ahmadinejad does not care whose hands those things land in as long as they are willing and capable hands determined to kill US and coalition forces, and topple the Maliki government in Baghdad. This should also serve as a reminder that this war is far from over.



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